- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Anchorage woman will spend seven years in jail for stabbing her young son in the neck with scissors.

KTUU reports (https://bit.ly/2aPBefo) 42-year-old Tracia Jordan-Sainte received a 15-year sentence, with eight years suspended.

She was originally charged with attempted murder, but pleaded guilty in October to assault.

She attacked her son with scissors in 2014 when they were living in a transitional housing center for the homeless in east Anchorage. Staff members found her 3-year-old boy on the floor, covered in blood.

Authorities said Jordan-Sainte had a history of manic-depressive disorder and had stopped taking medication.

Authorities say even though the boy has physically recovered, he suffers emotionally.

Jordan-Sainte said she was not in her “right mind,” and told the judge she feels “absolute remorse and deep sorrow.”


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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