FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick woman has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for stabbing a man during a dispute over a hat.

Paula Fatka, 29, was scheduled for trial Wednesday on six charges including armed robbery and theft, but reached a plea deal after the victim would not cooperate with prosecutors.

Police said Fatka stabbed Steven Burdette at a Frederick home in January 2009 after she tried to leave with his hat and he confronted her. When Burdette went to a hospital to have his wound treated, hospital staff called police who obtained a warrant for Fatka’s arrest.

Fatka eluded capture for two years, but surrendered to police in January.

Retired Judge Mary Ann Stepler ordered Fatka to serve 18 months of a 15-year sentence.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Jeff says:

    1.5 years of a 15 year sentence. She probably won’t even serve all of that. This is what the Justice system has become.

  2. Doug says:

    Will they at least,hold Paula down and castrate her.
    Will DO NOT need any more violent children being hatched from their violent parents.
    Bad seed is all you’ll get with her type.

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