In a full courtroom full of supporters and members of the victim’s family, a 32-year old mother who admitted to stabbing her 6-year old son in March 2013 heard she would be going to jail for 5-and-a-half years.
The woman cannot be named in order to protect the identity of her son.
The original incident involved a custody dispute in the 400 block of 9th Street East, when she locked herself and her 6-year old son in their downstairs bathroom when the father came to pick up the kids.
The 6-year old boy suffered multiple stab wounds.
Police had only gained access to the house after her other son, a 10-year old boy, ran to the door while his younger brother was screaming.
Throughout the process, there were graphic details from the incident read aloud to the court.
Crown Prosecutor William Collins says in cases like these even the smallest detail makes it a hard case to handle from a lawyer’s perspective.
Defense Lawyer Brian Pfefferle says it was amazing to see the kind of support that showed up for her.
Both her family and representatives from Elizabeth Fry and professors from the U of S were in attendance.
In court, the woman called the situation, “absolutely horrible,” adding that she is “incredibly remorseful.”
In addition to her sentence, the mother can only communicate with her family through the Crown while she is incarcerated.