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Pasco: Trial begins for man accused of terrorizing ex-wife

NEW PORT RICHEY — Roy David Kinard has a history of violence against his former wife. She has a history of taking him back.

This week he goes to trial in an incident in which authorities say he showed up at his ex-wife's home on Zimmerman Road one morning in May 2009 after she had kicked him out. He was angry and he had a gun.

In a seven-hour ordeal, prosecutors say, Kinard, 46, tied up his ex-wife, Melony Malone, threatened her with a knife and beat her with a gun. He held the knife to her neck like he was going to cut her throat, prosecutors say, and then chopped off her hair.

Tanisha Hanshew, the girlfriend of Malone's son, was also in the house with her 2-year-old son. Kinard tied up Hanshew and pressed the gun into her face, she testified Monday.

It ended, authorities said, when Kinard untied the women and told Hanshew to clean up the house while he made Malone drive him to a hotel in Tarpon Springs.

Malone, 44, didn't call the police at first. She returned to work with a broken finger in a splint and went to her hairdresser to have her hair fixed. Finally, prosecutors say, a co-worker persuaded her to report the attack.

"This case is about manipulation and violence," Assistant State Attorney Chris Sprowls told the jury.

Records show the couple had a stormy marriage. Malone obtained a domestic violence injunction against him in 2005, which he violated by kidnapping her. As police were chasing him, he fired five shots at the officers.

He went to prison for three years for that attack, but when he got out, he and Malone reconciled. She soon kicked him out after accusing him of stealing money from her and using drugs.

Months went by, authorities said, and then he showed up that Saturday.

Kinard is charged with armed burglary, aggravated assault, kidnapping and aggravated battery with a firearm. He faces life in prison if convicted.

His attorney, Jorge Angulo, told jurors the only crime that happened that day was the stabbing of Kinard.

While he was passed out on drugs, Hanshew got a knife from the kitchen on Malone's orders. She was going to stab him with it, both sides say.

He woke up when the knife pierced his chest.

Molly Moorhead can be reached at moorhead@sptimes.com or on Twitter at @mmoorheadtimes.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Jorge Angulo is the attorney representing Roy David Kinard. An earlier version of this story misspelled his name.

Pasco: Trial begins for man accused of terrorizing ex-wife 06/20/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:06am]
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