A Ballston woman accused of stabbing her husband while he slept in November was granted bail today in Saratoga County Court.
Mary Jane Vautrin was indicted last month on charges of attempted murder and first-degree assault in the attack on Thomas Vautrin.
Vautrin, 35, is a nursing student and operating room technician, according to her attorney, Peter Moschetti .
In asking Judge Jerry Scarano to set bail this morning, Moschetti said Vautrin had three months to flee before she was indicted, but she chose to stay in the area and volunteered to face the court when called.
“She knew when she was in the hospital that she was the target of the investigation,” he said.
Vautrin has been held in the county jail without bail since arraignment on Feb. 5.
Scarano set bail this morning at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.
Vautrin pleaded innocent when she was arraigned on the charges in February.
Moschetti said police accounts that she stabbed her husband and then herself were untrue.
“She was stabbed by her husband and suffered 20 stab wounds to the face, neck and chest and she had a lacerated lung,” her lawyer said.
District Attorney James Murphy III said the indictment against Mary Jane Vautrin accuses her of stabbing her husband several times through the bed covers after making it look like their Sherman Way home had been broken into.
Vautrin is also charged with endangering the welfare of a child because, police said, her 5-year old son and 10-year old stepson were asleep in the house at the time of the incident.
Both Vautrins were flown to Albany Medical Center Hospital with stab wounds. Thomas Vautrin required a two-day stay while Mary Jane Vautrin was hospitalized for about a week and was in the intensive care unit for three days, according to her lawyer.