Nebraska woman accused of stabbing brother pleads not guilty

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


An October trial is scheduled for a Columbus woman accused of stabbing her brother.

20-year-old Alicia Martinez has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and a weapons charge. Her trial is set to begin Oct. 11.

Court documents say 33-year-old Rogelio Barrios told officers that when he awoke in his bedroom during the stabbing July 11, he found his sister standing by his bed, holding an 8-inch boning knife. The documents say he was stabbed six times, suffering wounds in his chest, arms and a hand.

Police say Martinez doesn’t live at Barrios’ home.

Source: Columbus Telegram