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Mother who fatally stabbed son with cerebral palsy sentenced

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Source: Lapeer County Source: Lapeer County
LAPEER, MI (WNEM) -

A Michigan woman has been sentenced after she pled guilty, but mentally ill, in the stabbing death of her adult son who had cerebral palsy.

Tamara Leonard was sentenced to 10-to-20-years behind bars, with credit for 570 days served in a Lapeer County Circuit Courtroom.

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Leonard, from Otter Lake, pleaded guilty earlier this year.

Sheriff officials said in August 2016, a woman made a 9-1-1 call saying that she stabbed herself and someone else.

When deputies arrived, they found Tamara Leonard and her 24-year-old son Theron Leonard in their house.

Theron was taken to a hospital, but died of his injuries, while Tamara recovered from her injuries.

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