Woman who stabbed father receives jail term

July 20, 2015
Jennifer Curtis with her attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

Jennifer Curtis with her attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 31-year-old Fremont-area woman who stabbed her father multiple times at his Walkerville home last April was sentenced to serve three months up front of a nine-month discretionary jail term in 27th Circuit Court Monday, July 20.

Jennifer Ruth Curtis pleaded “no contest” last month to one count of felonious assault. In exchange for her plea, a second count of felonious assault, which is more commonly referred to as assault with a dangerous weapon, was dismissed.

Curtis stabbed her 57-year-old father in the back and in the back of the head at a residence in the 200 block of South Hamon Street. Police were contacted by staff from Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus in Shelby after the victim was treated at the hospital. The man received two stab wounds in the back and one in the back of his head, Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office said. “It was unprovoked.”

Curtis was given credit for 84 days served in jail. She was also ordered to two years probation; may not use alcohol or drugs; and cannot have any contact with her father.

“I wish things in my life had turned out differently,” she said to Judge Anthony Monton during her sentencing. “I will make better choices in the future.”

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