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Paramedic Oks plea deal for woman who tried to stab him

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 20, 2017 9:56 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A Pennsylvania paramedic has had mercy on a woman who tried to stab him during a domestic dispute, and agreed to her plea bargain to lesser charges.

Zachary Myers' agreement enabled 28-year-old Juanee Crawford to plead guilty Monday to a lesser charge of aggravated assault in the Thanksgiving Eve 2015 confrontation. She had been charged with attempted homicide.

Under the deal, Crawford will receive 1½ to 3 years in prison when she's sentenced in August.

Myers was wearing a bullet-proof vest that deflected the large kitchen knife and caused it to slide across his chest.

Crawford's attorney told a Dauphin County judge the incident stemmed from Crawford's day-long drinking and that she now has a job and has "stabilized" her life.

She was using the knife to prepare Thanksgiving dinner when Myers arrived.

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