By J Swygart - email@example.com
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — An Elida woman who, as a teenager, stabbed her sister to death and who subsequently was ruled not guilty by reason of insanity will have the opportunity to enroll in employment orientation at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo where she stays.
A hearing was held in Allen County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday for Kenyada Vorise-Jackson, who in May 2011 stabbed her sister 47 times and also wounded her mother. The incident occurred just days before Vorise-Jackson was to graduate from high school. She had a history of mental illness and had stopped taking her medicine that treated bipolar and psychotic episodes.
Judge Jeffrey Reed presided over Tuesday’s hearing, at which the defendant was not present. Reed, who is required to review Vorise-Jackson’s case every two years, ruled in September 2016 that she should remain at the mental institution.