- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - An Augusta woman has been charged with assault after police alleged she stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife and then stabbed him again as she drove him to the hospital.

Thirty-four-year-old Tracy Fleischer is charged with elevated aggravated assault and aggravated assault, the Kennebec Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1nth80u ).

Fleischer stabbed her husband in their North Pearl Street home on Friday and then a second time before discarding the knife from the car as she drove to MaineGeneral Medical Center, police said.

Prosecutors declined to identify the husband because he is the victim in the case. They said in court that he was undergoing surgery on Monday and was expected to survive.

He remained in serious condition on Tuesday, and prosecutors said the stabbing damaged vital organs, including his lungs.

Police said at least one of the Fleischer’s three children witnessed the stabbing.

An Augusta judge on Monday set bail at $75,000 after Fleischer’s attorney argued that a $100,000 bail was excessive.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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