46-year old Navinkumar Patel has avoided a jail term even after pleading guilty to attempted murder of his wife. He stabbed her in the abdomen with a pocketknife for being overweight.
His lawyers claim he suffers from bipolar disorder which is worsened by his alcohol addiction. His family members and his wife appeared in court pleaded with the court for a light sentence despite his actions.
They claimed that sending Patel, a motel owner in the US to jail would ensure that his wife and children be ostracized. Douglas County District Court Judge Robert Fairchild ordered Patel to serve probation as he said; “The cultural part of it is very significant in this case”