- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - State parole board officials are set to hear a plea for leniency from a mother of four who’s facing a five-year prison sentence for stabbing another woman who survived.

The Board of Pardons and Paroles will hear arguments Monday on Latasha O’Bryan’s clemency application.

O’Bryan says she’s worried her four children will end up in state foster care if she goes to prison because her relatives can’t care for them.

A jury determined the 2010 stabbing of Lawanda McCrae Murdock in New Haven was premeditated.

O’Bryan’s lawyer said the women were in a feud that included a spat over a man, and O’Bryan stabbed Murdock in self-defense.

O’Bryan was convicted of assault in 2012 and sentenced to a minimum-mandatory five-year prison term. It’s been put on hold during her appeals.

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