Police arrest woman accused of holding knife to child’s neck

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UPDATE: Pena was found not guilty by a jury on Aug. 29, 2013. Read the full story here.

Honolulu police arrested a 23-year-old Aiea woman accused of holding a kitchen knife to her three-year-old daughter’s neck.

The incident happened on Feb. 25, 2013 at a home on Kokio Loop.

Police say Stephanie Pena allegedly had an argument with her 36-year-old husband. Police say she then went downstairs and held the knife to the child’s neck until her husband gave in to what she wanted.

Pena was arrested and charged for first-degree terroristic threatening.

Her bail was set at $2,000.

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