Stabbing suspect faces up to 10 years in prison.

September 10, 2019
Muzette O_connell


Stabbing suspect faces up to 10 years in prison.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — Muzette Elizabeth-Phippen O’Connell, 47, of 6695 W. Basswood St., Hamlin Township, was formally arraigned Monday, Sept. 9, in 79th District Court on the felony charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and assault with a dangerous weapon. The charges stem from a stabbing that took place at that residence early Sunday morning, Sept. 8. 

O’Connell allegedly stabbed a 31-year-old woman causing minor injuries.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene at 12:42 a.m. According to Michigan State Police Lt. Matt Kanitz of the Hart Post, the incident was a dispute between neighbors.

Assault with intent to do great bodily harm is punishable by imprisonment up to 10 years and/or a $5,000 fine while assault with a dangerous weapon is punishable by imprisonment up to four years and/or a fine of $2,000.

Bail was set at $25,000 cash/surety.

Emergency units responding included Michigan State Police, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Ludington Police Department Hamlin Township Fire Department, and Life EMS.

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