CNMI man jailed over stabbing attack

1:04 pm on 28 July 2016

A Northern Marianas man who stabbed a doctor in the neck with a fishing spear has pleaded guilty and been jailed for 15 years.

William Kapono Mathewson entered a guilty plea in the CNMI Superior Court for the stabbing attack on Francois Claassens on Rota in April last year.

The 37-year-old was charged with assault using a dangerous weapon and attempted assault.

Dr Claassens survived the attack and was at this week's court proceedings.