Man admits stabbing partner

IAN STEWARD
Last updated 10:05 19/02/2014

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An Orewa man has pleaded guilty to attempting to murder his partner by stabbing her four times with a 30-centimetre kitchen knife.

Kumar Anal Kamal appeared in the High Court at Auckland this morning and changed his plea to guilty.

The court heard Kamal attacked the woman after she did not want to have sex on Valentine's Day, 2013. Two days later, suspicious that his partner was seeing someone else, he decided to kill her.

A police summary of facts said Kamal thought about strangling her using his martial arts skills or chopping into her neck with a knife.

He decided against it but when the woman arrived home an argument developed.

Kamal grabbed a 30cm kitchen knife and dragged the woman by her hair into the bedroom, the summary said.

He stabbed her four times - in the arm, head, abdomen and chest.

The woman escaped to the driveway where she was helped by a neighbour.

Kamal thought the woman would die soon after so he put the knife down and went outside to await the police.

The woman underwent surgery and survived.

Kamal was arrested and told police he had stabbed his partner because he did not want her "to go on and do it to another man".

He was remanded in custody to sentencing on April 8.

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