Rita Palato Given Probation For Stabbing
A Casper woman who admitted she stabbed a man will not spend any additional time behind bars.
Fifty-four year old Rita Palato was given a four-to-six year suspended prison sentence, with three years of probation, after pleading guilty to one charge of aggravated assault and battery.
Casper Police say in late May, officers responded to the 200 block of West Seventh Street and found the victim bleeding with several stab wounds.
The victim told investigators that his cousin and Palato had been out drinking, when the cousin revealed some information that the victim claimed was a lie.
Palato got upset and later found the victim and attacked him with a knife, saying she was going to kill him.
When police arrived, they detected an alcohol odor coming from palato, and a portable breath test showed that she had a blood alcohol content of .18.
She has also been ordered to complete the felony program at the Casper Re-Entry center and get an anger management evaluation.