A Grand Forks woman accused of stabbing and robbing a man has pleaded guilty to both charges.
Christine Lynn Jones, 32, appeared in court for a change of plea hearing Monday morning, Aug. 10, where she pleaded guilty to attempted murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
According to the plea agreement Jones signed on July 17, she agreed to plead guilty in exchange for 20 years in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with all but 10 to 13 years suspended, along with payment of court fees and two years of supervised probation.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 9 to give the court enough time to conduct a pre-sentence investigation, which is expected to take about 90 days. Northeast Central Judicial District Judge John Thelen will finalize her sentence then.
According to court documents, Jones was arrested after she stabbed a man with a serrated bread knife in his upper lung area in his apartment on Feb. 2.
Jones told police she had been in the man's residence and she was known to the victim, and that she went into his kitchen, grabbed a bread knife and stabbed the man once in the chest, documents stated. A knife matching Jones' description was located at the scene and was found to have biological matter on it.
Documents said that the man was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for a punctured lung as a result of the stab wound.
The additional robbery charge was added on July 31. According to documents, Jones also took the man's credit card from his apartment.
As a result of the case, Jones probation was revoked in a 2019 drug offense, and she will face an additional five years in prison, which will be served concurrently with her other sentence, according to the plea agreement.