Robson gets a year

LIHUE — An Anahola woman will serve a year in jail for three separate cases despite neither the prosecutor or defense attorneys asking for jail time.

Carrie Ann Robson, 42, was sentenced for third-degree theft, unauthorized entry and attempted unauthorized entry into a dwelling.

Two of the cases were felony convictions. Robson had compiled 10 misdemeanor and 10 petty misdemeanor or violation convictions over the past several years, and a 5th Circuit jury cleared Robson of attempted second-degree murder charges in 2011.

County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Murphy asked that the court sentence Robson to time served and without probation. Robson would have been allowed to get out of jail had the request been granted. Murphy said Robson should be allowed to go to the Mainland to care for her mother with family support and without the complications of probation.

“She needs a break,” Murphy said.

Judge Kathleen Watanabe said that having been sentenced to probation four times, the court was inclined to sentence her to the full term.

Robson was given a one-year jail term with the four-year probation. Watanabe said it was to impress upon the defendant that the defendant was committing felony crimes and this requires structure and ongoing supervision to ensure compliance with substance abuse, anger management and mental health assessments.

Robson thanked the court for allowing probation in the matter.

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