Woman reportedly told police she stabbed husband ‘because he drives me nuts’

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 07, 2011, at 4:51 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local woman allegedly told police Thursday that she stabbed her husband because “I can’t stand him, and he drives me nuts.”

Cynthia Dorion, 57, of Bangor was charged with aggravated assault, assault with a dangerous weapon, and domestic violence assault after she allegedly stabbed her husband in the back with a knife at about 6:50 p.m. Thursday in the couple’s kitchen.

The attack appeared to be unprovoked, Greg Campbell, assistant district attorney for Penobscot County, said Friday.

Dorion allegedly was intoxicated when she stabbed her husband.

She was released Friday morning from the Penobscot County Jail after posting $1,500 cash bail, according to jail personnel.

Information about the man’s injuries was unavailable Friday.

Her next court appearance at the Penobscot Judicial Center is scheduled for Feb. 10. A trial tentatively is set for March 7.

If convicted, Dorion faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000 on the aggravated assault charge; up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 on the assault with a dangerous weapon charge; and up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000 on the domestic violence assault charge.

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