Woman pleads to stabbing father

June 8, 2015
Jennifer Curtis pleads in 27th Circuit Court with her attorney, Tim Hayes.

Jennifer Curtis pleads in 27th Circuit Court with her attorney, Tim Hayes.

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 pleaded “no contest” Monday, June 8, in 27th Circuit Court to one count of felonious assault, which is a four-year felony.

In exchange for Jennifer Ruth Curtis’ plea, a second count of felonious assault, which is more commonly referred to as assault with a dangerous weapon, was dismissed. Curtis’ jail time will be capped at three months as part of the plea agreement, Oceana County Prosecutor Joe Bizon said.

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 St. 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,” Mast said.

“We have had a history with this suspect,” said Mast earlier. “There has been previous contact with law enforcement.”

Curtis, who is currently lodged in the Oceana County Jail, is set for sentencing, July 20, at 9 a.m.


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