A Holmen lady charged with stabbing a person a number of occasions whereas excessive on methamphetamine was sentenced Tuesday to 3 years on probation.
Pa Zielke, 35, should comply with drug remedy suggestions whereas on supervision as a situation of the sentence imposed by La Crosse County Circuit Decide Gloria Doyle, who additionally ordered Zielke to 279 days already served.
“When you have been sober and somebody was calling you a nasty mother and calling you names, I want to assume you wouldn’t go after him with a knife,” Doyle stated.
The sufferer informed police Zielke tried to stab him within the chest throughout an argument over cash late June 22 at 615 N. Essential St. in Holmen, in response to the grievance. He defended himself by punching her within the head and suffered stab wounds to his arm, hand and finger that required stitches to shut.
Zielke informed police the sufferer referred to as her derogatory names earlier than she drew a knife from her purse. Each have been reduce when the person tried to disarm her.
Zielke admitted that she requested her 10-yr-previous daughter to retrieve a gun and threatened to shoot the sufferer if he didn’t depart, courtroom data state. Her two different youngsters additionally have been current in the course of the incident.
She pleaded no contest to second-diploma recklessly endangering security, whereas a cost of considerable battery was dismissed however thought-about by the courtroom at sentencing.
A pre-sentence investigation and attorneys requested the decide undertake a probation sentence, though prosecutors sought the utmost one-yr jail sentence. The sufferer didn’t attend the listening to.
Zielke took duty for her conduct throughout a brief assertion to the courtroom.
“The state of affairs might have been a lot worse,” she stated.