Menlo Park woman pleads no contest to attempted murder of husband


Nelinda Caballero, a 62-year-old Menlo Park resident, on Feb. 22 pleaded no contest to a felony charge of attempted murder.

She was arrested May 8 of last year after stabbing her husband multiple times with a kitchen knife while they were lying in bed that morning.

According to prosecutors, she and her husband had been married for 40 years, and Ms. Caballero was angry with her husband because of an alleged affair.

The family's adult children, who live in the home, called the police and prevented further violence.

The plea is on the condition Ms. Caballero serve seven years in state prison.

She remains in custody on $10 million bail.


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Posted by cowgirl in the city
a resident of Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Mar 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm

She didn't kill the cheater. Whats the deal? She should get time served and maybe a little community service - helping at an abused women's shelter.

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Posted by Equality in America
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Mar 9, 2018 at 4:06 am

I’m wondering if a male billionaire with a great deal of influence politically, Or a football player from a famous University, Would plead temporary insanity have a fleet of high paid lawyers and get off on time served with community service and psychiatric help. There’s no information on how abused she was she’s just found guilty on a plea bargain from a cheap free lawyer. America has fallen farther every day from treating people equally, The reason our country was founded

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Posted by Equality?
a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2018 at 7:47 am

You have a point about how a wealthy defendant probably would have gone through the system differently (though not sure the end result would have been that different), but the statements above that seem to indicate stabbing was understandable given the circumstances of cheating (and the cheating constituted abuse as defined by the law; I agree it qualifies as emotional abuse) veers way off from the notions of equality. If a wife cheated on her husband, and he stabbed her multiple times, should he get probation working at an abused men's shelter? The comments are ridiculous.

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