CLINTON — Charges of attempted murder and willful injury have been dismissed against a Wheatland woman because she is not mentally fit to stand trial.

Mavis Bruhn, 52, was accused of the two charges in connection with a stabbing at a Wheatland residence on June 14, 2006.

According to a court affidavit detailing the charge, deputies were called to 1296 180th St. at 9:49 p.m. that day. They found the victim, Salenna Benson, outside the home with a stab wound to the back. After an investigation and witness statements were taken Bruhn was arrested after being found in an upstairs bedroom at the residence.

Court records indicate she allegedly used a steak knife to harm Benson. Bruhn was taken into custody by Clinton County sheriff’s deputies. However, she later was sent to Community Care Inc. A report from a doctor in April indicates Bruhn is not competent to stand trial on the charges.

If she had been tried and found guilty of the charges, Bruhn would have faced up to 25 years in prison on the attempted murder charge and up to 10 years in prison on the charge of willful injury, a Class C felony.

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