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Maui man convicted of attempted murder 4 years after crime

A Maui man was found guilty of attempted murder more than four years after a woman’s throat was slit in an apartment.

The Maui News reports Calvin Borge was convicted Friday of second-degree attempted murder of Deanna Bolen Nitta.

Borge’s attorney, Michael Green, says he is a “little surprised” by the verdict but respects the jury’s decision.

Witnesses say Borge approached Bolen Nitta from behind and cut her throat Feb. 19, 2013, while she was at a gathering in a housing apartment.

Police found Bolen Nitta lying on the kitchen floor with her husband, Regan Nitta, kneeling over her and applying pressure to her neck with a towel.

Nitta testified that after seeing his wife bleeding, he got the knife away from Borge and stabbed him in the chest.

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