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Local Man Sentenced For June 2011 Knife Attack

Injured wife and daughter with a knife

The Times-Herald reports that Upper Providence resident Terry Gene Simpson, 51, of the 100 block of Roboda Boulevard, was sentenced to 15-34 years in prison  and 10 years' probation for assaulting his wife and daughter with a knife in June 2011.

According to the Times-Herald, Simpson pled guily but mentally ill to charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and possessing an instrument of crime, specifically a knife.

The prosecution said that the attack occurred while Simpson and his wife were going through a period of "marital discord". Simpson appeared to have planned the attack, said the prosecution, and told his wife they "were going to die together."

Simpson's wife and daughter fought back and escaped from the home, according to the article, and Simpson was subsequently arrested.

Simpson will initially serve his sentence at a mental institution until he is deemed cured, and then will be required to serve the rest of the sentence in jail.

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