A HOWLONG youth is on probation for a year after an apparent love triangle went wrong.
The youth was 16 when he stabbed his older rival, 19, with a kitchen knife earlier this year.
The knife punctured the front of his left bicep and came out the back of his arm.
The victim’s sister then became involved, smashing a window, with the glass cutting the youth’s back.
The attacker and his victim were treated in hospital.
The youth, 17, was yesterday sentenced in Albury Children’s Court for reckless wounding.
A charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous harm was withdrawn.
Magistrate Tony Murray placed the youth on probation without a conviction.
The youth’s relationship with a girl, 15, ended in March. The victim then had a brief relationship with her that ended about a week before the stabbing incident on April 29.
The youth visited his former girlfriend and after he went to bed about 7.30pm, the victim arrived and challenged him to come outside and fight.
The youth looked out and saw the victim holding something he could not recognise.
So he put a small kitchen knife into his pocket and went outside.
The pair argued and the alcohol bottle the victim threw at the youth struck the left side of his head.
The victim left after being stabbed in a struggle, leaving a 100-metre blood trail.
The youth went inside when he was cut after the victim’s sister intervened.