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Woman Accused in Dillonvale Attempted Murder Enters Insanity Plea


A Dillonvale woman who reportedly claimed she was dreaming about filleting fish when she allegedly slashed her husband’s neck with a knife in late July has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

On Wednesday, Judith Jones, 44, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity to one count of attempted murder and two counts of felonious assault. Her bond was continued at $500,000.

According to police, they arrived at the couple’s home in July of this year after a 16-year-old at the residence called 911 and told dispatchers that their mother had stabbed their father in the neck. The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital.

Jones allegedly told police she was dreaming that she was filleting fish when the incident occurred.

Police, however, who said they were familiar with family, noted in complaints filed this past February, that Jones had allegedly said she was going to stab and kill the man. She also allegedly made threats against his life one year ago.

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