A woman who was accused of stabbing her husband while he slept in Ballston admitted to the crime today in Saratoga County Court.
Mary Jane Vautrin, 36, then of 44 Sherman Way pleaded guilty to first-degree assault, a class B violent felony. Her husband woke up during the attack, struggled with Vautrin and was able to escape to the bathroom and call 911. He survived but suffered serious injury.
Vautrin now lives in Cohoes, but after her Dec. 2 sentencing is likely to reside in state prison — prosecutors have asked that she get 9 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-supervision release.
Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III said the victim was satisfied with Vautrin’s plea and the proposed sentence, which also includes a permanent order of protection for him and his family. He was present in the courtroom today along with family members.
The incident happened Nov. 9, and shortly afterward the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department got help from the state police Forensic Identification Unit, which collected blood splatter evidence and DNA.
Vautrin originally accused her husband of stabbing her, but a county grand jury indicted Vautrin in connection with the stabbing of her husband.
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