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Woman sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for stabbing man in Yakima area

Aug. 25, 2021 Updated Wed., Aug. 25, 2021 at 6:52 p.m.

A 45-year-old woman was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison Tuesday for stabbing a man in Parker, Washington, last year.

Kathleen Joy Yallup was found guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon April 21 after a three-day jury trial in U.S. District Court, according to a news release from Joseph Harrington, acting U.S. Attorney Office for the Eastern District of Washington.

Yallup stabbed the man multiple times in the face and chest amid an argument in a car last January, according to the release. Yallup was arrested by Yakama Nation police officers shortly after the assault.

“Violent crime in the external boundaries of the Yakama Nation is extremely serious and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington will prosecute vigorously any individuals who may engage in such conduct,” Harrington wrote in a statement.

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