- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon City-area woman who stabbed her husband after deciding he was possessed by Satan has been placed under state mental health supervision for 20 years.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/VRACTh ) that 62-year-old Helen Vendela Fricke was sentenced Monday. A Clackamas County Circuit Judge ruled she will be supervised by the state Psychiatric Security Review Board. She pleaded guilty except for insanity April 7 to attempted murder.

Court records show that Fricke has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was under a physician’s care, but her medications were inadequate, leading to delusions.

Prosecutors say Fricke buried a butcher knife in her husband’s back in April 2014.

According to a mental health evaluation, under proper medications, Fricke has been much better able to control her behavior.



___

Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide