- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) - Police have arrested a southern Wisconsin woman suspected of stabbing her brother to death and then falling asleep.

Prosecutors expect to charge the 58-year-old woman with first-degree intentional homicide on Friday, The Baraboo News Republic reported in Tuesday’s editions (https://bit.ly/1zU49Hc ).

Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister told the newspaper that investigators think the woman and her 56-year-old brother were involved in a disturbance in the woman’s kitchen about 2:30 a.m. Monday. The woman told detectives she turned around and plunged a knife into her brother’s chest in self-defense, according to the sheriff.

The woman then went to bed and slept for several hours, Meister said. She called 911 at 11:30 a.m. and told a dispatcher that her brother was dead on the living room floor.

The sheriff said his deputies have been called to the woman’s home in the Town of Delton five times since 2003 for disturbances. He said the brother lived there off and on as well as at several area hotels.

The woman has several past criminal convictions, including for drunken driving, fleeing an officer, disorderly conduct, violating a restraining order and battery.

According to a criminal complaint, a woman who rented a room at the home told authorities in March 2004 that the woman punched and slapped her during a game of Monopoly and bit a man who tried to intervene. A breath test showed her blood alcohol level was 0.20 percent, more than twice the legal driving limit.

The newspaper reported the woman runs a dog-breeding business next to her home. Sauk County government employees took in about 30 of her dogs Tuesday.


Information from: Baraboo News Republic, https://www.wiscnews.com/bnr



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