Woman stabs nephew to death
Woman Charged in Nephew’s Stabbing Death Ruled Insane
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‘IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — An Irvington woman charged in the stabbing death of her 5-year-old nephew has been found innocent by reason of insanity.
Jasmine Collins was accused of stabbing Meshach Collins of Orange to death while the boy was at her house to play with his cousins in November 2006.
Authorities say she had changed her clothes and was arrested by police walking a few blocks from her home across the border into Newark.
Superior Court Judge Peter Vazquez ruled Tuesday that Collins was not guilty by reason of insanity.
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Paul Loriquet says she is being held in a state hospital until she is determined to no longer be a danger to herself or others.’