Woman sentenced in hatchet attack

A mug shot of Amber Wilson. (File photo)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Wyoming woman has been sentenced after a jury found her guilty of trying to murder her parents with a hatchet as they slept.

Amber Wilson was sentenced to 15 to 45 years in prison on each of two counts of assault with intent to commit murder on Monday in Kent County Circuit Court.

Included in her sentence was a credit for the 362 days she has already served in jail, and an order to pay more than $103,000 in restitution.

In February, a jury convicted Wilson for the March 2013 attack in which her mother and step-father were injured.

According to court documents, the couple awoke on the night of the incident and saw Wilson, who was holding a hatchet, standing over them, yelling, “I’m gonna kill you! You’re going to die!”

Prior to her trial, Wilson underwent several evaluations to see whether or not she was competent to stand trial.

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