Oklahoma man sentenced to 15-25 years in Nebraska stabbing
LINCOLN, Neb. – An Oklahoma man has been given 15 to 25 years in prison for paying his niece $200 and meth to cut off his wife’s hair and scar her face in a 2016 Nebraska stabbing.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Eddy Stabler, 46, of Lawton, was sentenced Wednesday for the attack on Jacinda Stabler in Lincoln, Nebraska. Last month, a jury found Eddy Stabler guilty of second-degree assault and use of a weapon.
Deputy Lancaster County Public Defender Shawn Elliott had argued for probation. He says Eddy Stabler’s niece, Athea Stabler, was more responsible because she carried out the attack.
Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Chris Reid alleged that Eddy Stabler was culpable because he’d planned the attack a month before.
Athea Stabler pleaded guilty to assault. An arrest affidavit says Athea Stabler told police that her uncle was upset about a pending divorce. She’ll be sentenced in April and faces up to 20 years.