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Keewatin Woman Pleads Guilty after Stabbing Jacobsen Man

By KBJR News 1

Keewatin Woman Pleads Guilty after Stabbing Jacobsen Man

August 20, 2012 Updated Aug 20, 2012 at 6:12 PM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- A Keewatin woman has entered a guilty plea in connection with the stabbing of a Jacobson man.

49-year-old, Rae Lynn Butzbach, entered a plea of guilty to one count of Second Degree Assault/Substantial Bodily Harm when she allegedly stabbed a man on August 8.

The stabbing took place during a domestic dispute at a residence in Keewatin, Minnesota.

The man was hospitalized in Hibbing, Minnesota after he suffered a seven centimeter stab wound to his left arm and a 2.5 centimeter injury to the left side of his chest.

According to the criminal complaint, police officials say that the two had been at Butzbach's house, snorting Adderall and drinking.

Butzbach reportedly became agitated after speaking to her son on the phone before she allegedly stabbed the man.

Butzback told officials that she was mentally unstable all the time and she was on a numerous amount of medications due to her mental instability.

Police say that Butzback received a phone call while she was at her residence in which she states, "I don't know, he might be dead, I stabbed him. Goodbye."

The plea agreement says that Butzback is to be sentenced under a stay of execution sentence for ten years and to follow ten years of supervised probation.

Proposed conditions of Butzbach's probation include 180 days in the Itasca County Jail; $1,085 fine; a chemical dependency evaluation and to follow all recommendations.

Butzbach was released on conditions after entering her guilty plea.

She is scheduled to be sentenced on October 15.


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