SOUTHINGTON - A Hamden woman accused of beating a man with a flashlight at the Lake Compounce campsite, leaving him with a head laceration that required three staples, is hoping prosecutors will reduce the charge against her.
Alina Stein, 23, appeared Thursday in Bristol Superior Court, where her attorney, Alfonzo Sirica, said she will seek treatment for alcohol abuse. In getting treatment, Sirica said, Stein is hoping state prosecutors will reduce a felony charge of second-degree assault to that of the third-degree - a misdemeanor.
Stein was given a continuance Thursday to get treatment. She had pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.
Police allege Stein - who is free on $10,000 bond - was involved in an altercation July 27 at Lake Compounce. Police were called to the campsite there at about 9:45 a.m.
Officers found a man who had a cut to his head and bite marks on his arm, according to the police report. The man, who said he has been dating Stein for the past three weeks, was treated at the scene by medics and taken to Bristol Hospital, where it took three staples to close the cut to his head.
According to the report, the victim - who has not been identified because of the state’s domestic violence laws - said Stein was drinking overnight and became very intoxicated, so he hid the alcohol from her. This upset Stein, the report said, so she started punching him all over his body and later allegedly used a flashlight to hit his head while the two were in a tent together.
Stein, the man alleges, also bit his arm three times, the report said.
When police spoke to Stein, she denied any violence between she and the complainant, and said she was not at the tent for most of the night. She was arrested at the scene.
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