Woman Sentenced for Attacking Parents With Hatchet

amber wilsonGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 3, 2014)– The 28-year-old Wyoming woman who attacked her mother and stepfather with a hatchet last March was sentenced Monday in Grand Rapids Circuit Court.

Amber Wilson will spend between 15 and 45 years behind bars, according to court officials.  She was found guilty in February of two charges of assault with intent to murder and two counts of felonious assault with a dangerous weapon.

Wilson attacked her mother while she slept March 7, 2013.  When her stepfather attempted to intervene he was also injured.

3 comments

  • tracyd112

    What this woman done was totally wrong but I dont believe prison is what she needs They need to open some of the mental institutions back up. I feel there is more to this then her trying to kill her parents their has to be a reason? To me just my opinion she looks and acts like she was kept secluded and dont have the mental capacity of someone her age.Was there sexualy abuse of physical abuse something pushed her over the edge and I dont think she will get the help she needs they will just drug her up in the Thorazine med line and she will walk around like a zombie until they let her out to what?

    • SWilliams

      I couldn't agree with you more! I went to school with her and she was always so quiet & sad looking. I don't know what drove her to do this but I think she was in some way pushed over the edge. I agree with a mental institute.

  • Diane

    tracy112 – she wasn't kept secluded. She was treated good by her parents. Prison isn't the place she should be but since they have closed all of our mental facilities there is no choice. She cannot be out on the streets or back in her parents house. I can also tell you there was no sexual abuse involved here.

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