By Associated Press - Monday, March 9, 2015

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say a southern New Jersey woman accused of stabbing a state child welfare worker last year has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

Taisha Edwards faces a 13-year state prison term when she’s sentenced April 10. She also will have to serve five years of supervised parole once she’s freed from prison.

The 31-year-old Camden resident entered her plea Monday. Officials said she was a “client” of the child welfare department, but didn’t provide further details.

Edwards admitted stabbing a female case worker multiple times with a knife during the Nov. 17 attack. It took place in a hallway outside the department’s unit in a Camden office building.

Several of the victim’s co-workers witnessed the attack and overpowered Edwards.

The victim was hospitalized but has since recovered from her wounds.

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