Charlevoix woman convicted in stabbing attack
After a four day jury trial, a Charlevoix County jury has convicted a Charlevoix woman of assault with intent to murder after she stabbed another woman three times.
Kaylee Rose Booth stabbed the woman in the city of Charlevoix on September 29, 2013.
Testimony showed the woman was stabbed once in the leg, once in the chest, and once through her arm and into her side.
The victim was treated at Charlevoix Area Hospital and later at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
The defense presented an insanity defense as well as arguing that the defendant did not intend to kill the victim.
"I am very grateful to the jury for their hard work. It was tough case and an emotional one for everyone involved," said Allen Telgenhof, Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney, who tried the case. "Ultimately they based their decision on the facts and not emotion or sympathy."
City of Charlevoix Deputy Police Chief Scott Hankins and Officer James Schlappi, conducted the investigation, together with the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Department, and also testified for the prosecution.
Booth will be sentenced on September 5 at 9:00 a.m. in the 33rd Circuit Court. She faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.