Police: Bothell woman stabs mother in neck

The mother needed about 25 stitches, police say. Her daughter had just been released from an involuntary commitment.


BOTHELL — Shortly after her release from an involuntary commitment due to mental illness, a Bothell woman was accused of stabbing her mother in the neck.

Just before 5 a.m. Friday, the mother was asleep in her bedroom in their home north of Bothell. She awoke to find her 23-year-old daughter on top of her, according to a Snohomish County detective’s report. The daughter was trying to strangle with her left hand.

Unsuccessful, she reportedly then cut her mother’s throat with a kitchen knife. The mother was taken to Swedish Mill Creek, where she got about 25 stitches. Her daughter had a history of abusive behavior, and had just ended a three-week involuntary commitment, the mother told police.

The daughter fled, according to court papers. Police dogs searched, but couldn’t find her.

The next day, the daughter was in her mother’s front yard. The mother called the police. When deputies arrived, they again looked for her, according to the police report.

Eventually, they found her near an apartment building close by. The deputies arrested her for investigation of first-degree assault.

She remained in the Snohomish County Jail on Tuesday with bail set at $20,000, according to jail records.

Talk to us

More in Local News

‘Prepper’ arrested in Everett after grenade, explosives found

The suspect was described as “anti-government,” police wrote. He remained in custody Monday.

Nonprofit offers free mental wellness event for local teens

The Saturday gathering at EvCC, sponsored by Leadership Launch, is for teens in eighth grade through college.

State Rep. April Berg will resign from Everett School Board

The Mill Creek Democrat will step down June 1. Meanwhile, she filed Monday for re-election to the state House.

Juan Luna, left, and Jeff Austin tune up bicycles to be donated Tuesday afternoon at Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop in Everett, Washington on May 10, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Afghanistan, Ukraine refugees get bikes, bus passes and rides

One nonprofit needs volunteers to repair 40 kids bikes for refugees. Another agency could use cash gift cards.

A woman was struck by a car while crossing HIghway 99 on Dec. 2, 2021. (Lynnwood Police Department)
Woman charged in Highway 99 death of Lynnwood pedestrian, 72

Prosecutors allege Tachelle Thomas was under the influence of THC when she hit and killed Fozieh Shirdelhefzabad, 72, in 2020.

Rainey Forzetting makes a kratom smoothie at her home in Lake Stevens, Washington on March 29, 2022. Blueberries, 6 grams Kratom, a triple berry mix, almond butter, pomegranate and oak milk make up her daily concoction. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Sold as elixir, kratom popularity surges in ‘Wild West’ of legality

Doctors warn kratom, an opioid alternative, is addictive and ripe for abuse. Yet it’s unregulated and sold at any smokeshop.

$1 million bail for Everett ampm shooting suspect

The suspect, 36, is accused of shooting an acquaintance Monday, dumping the gun in a dumpster and fleeing from police.

Logo for news use featuring Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
Snohomish County seeks input on spending American Rescue Plan dollars

In-person events across the county will help guide more than $80 million in federal recovery money.

Logo for news use featuring Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
3.6-magnitude earthquake jars awake Darrington residents

The quake and aftershocks did not cause any serious damage. They’re reminders of dozens of faults that lie below.

Most Read