- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A Minot woman convicted of trying to kill her estranged husband has been sentenced to 15 years in the State Penitentiary.

Thirty-six-year-old Heather Leavitt in June was convicted of attempted murder. Authorities say she stabbed her husband eight times during the early morning hours of Feb. 1.

Timothy Leavitt ran to the home of a neighbor, who called police. A doctor testified during Heather Leavitt’s trial that Timothy Leavitt suffered punctures to both lungs.

KXMC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1vOMcaS ) that Heather Leavitt will be on probation for five years following her prison term.

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Information from: KXMC-TV, https://www.kxnet.com

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