Update 2019 01 17: Added links to related articles and a NY Times version of the story.
Woman Charged in Nephew’s Stabbing Death Ruled Insane
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Excerpt from the original article:
‘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.’
An Irvington woman was charged yesterday with stabbing to death her 5-year-old nephew over the weekend, prosecutors said. The woman, Jasmine Collins, 40, was also charged with weapons offenses. She was watching her nephew, Meshach Collins of East Orange, who had come to Ms. Collins’s apartment to play with her children on Sunday. She is being held in $500,000 bail at the Essex County jail and will be arraigned within two weeks. Paula T. Dow, the Essex County prosecutor, said the investigation was continuing.