Fenton Woman Enters Pleas In Stabbing Incident
September 2, 2017
Pleas have been entered by a woman charged in connection to a stabbing incident in Fenton Township.
32-year-old Kathryn Marie Serra of Fenton was charged with being an accessory after the fact to a felony, false report of a felony and resisting & obstructing police after authorities say her boyfriend attacked another man but then alleged the victim had attacked her. On Wednesday, Serra entered pleas instead to reduced charges of conspiracy to false report of a misdemeanor and attempted resisting and obstructing a police officer. She also agreed to testify truthfully against her co-defendant, 22-year-old Justin Winslow of Caro. He is facing charges of assault with intent to murder, mayhem, and false report of a felony, but is currently undergoing a criminal responsibility exam.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and Fenton Police responded to a report of a stabbing on July 28th at a home on Bay View Drive and found a 28-year-old male victim with stab wounds to the face, head and neck. The man told officers Winslow was responsible and had fled the scene along with Serra. The pair was apprehended a short time later at a mobile home park. Investigators say all three, who met while they were patients at a psychiatric hospital, were drinking alcohol and taking prescription medications, when Winslow attacked the victim with a box cutter. Both Winslow and Serra originally told authorities the victim was attempting to sexually assault Serra, which led to the attack, but later admitted it was a lie.
Serra faces up to a year in jail when she is sentenced October 13th. (JK)