Parbati Kalicharan not guilty of stabbing her granddaughter over puzzle dispute

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Kalichari was convicted of a lesser charge last week.
Hopefully this will ease some tension at the Kalicharan family gatherings.

Parbati Kalicharan has been found not guilty of stabbing her granddaughter in the ear with a kitchen knife last fall over a dispute that arose while the two constructed a puzzle.

Instead, the Apple Valley grandmother was convicted of misdemeanor fifth-degree assault, a considerably lesser charge that likely won't carry prison time.

According to the original reports, Kalichari, 64, and her 12-year-old granddaughter were putting together a puzzle when the two started arguing.

The granddaughter told Kalichari to "shut up," which, according to police, inspired Kalichari to rip up the puzzle, grab a knife she was using to cut peppers, and carve out a gash in the 12-year-old's ear.

Anthony Ho, attorney for Kalichari, says there wasn't sufficient evidence to prove that this is how it went down.

There was a small cut on the girl's ear, however, Ho says.

"The injury was very minor," he says. "There have been officers who testified that there wasn't any need for medical treatment, not even a Band-Aid."

Kalichari was originally charged with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon. Last week, she was found guilty of the lesser charge, which Ho explains comes from "simply the causing of fear or fear of harm in another person."

Kalichari will be sentenced June 28.

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AZ rocks
AZ rocks

other cultures are so adorable

Kuei
Kuei

I'm guessing the judge didn't like the child either, and wants to give the grandmother the opportunity to finish her off.

circeherbivora
circeherbivora

Soooooo....maybe some tests for dementia or Alzheimer's are in order?

Kristinadavalos
Kristinadavalos

That'll teach her disrespectful granddaughter a lesson!

Fender
Fender

 Right, because we should stab children who don't listen.  If her ability to be an adult around a child is that poor, she should never, ever be around children.  For goodness sake.

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