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Woman who stabbed roommate sentenced

A Fargo woman who stabbed her roommate in July will serve at least 2 1/2 years in prison. Catherine B. Askelson, 27, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Thursday in East Central Judicial District Court in Fargo before Judge Cynthia Rothe-Seeger....

A Fargo woman who stabbed her roommate in July will serve at least 2½ years in prison.

Catherine B. Askelson, 27, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Thursday in East Central Judicial District Court in Fargo before Judge Cynthia Rothe-Seeger.

Rothe-Seeger sentenced Askelson to five years in prison, but suspended all but 30 months and ordered her placed on supervised probation.

Askelson was arrested July 30 after using a steak knife to stab her roommate, 21-year-old Cassidy W. Stevens, in the upper left chest at 725 8th St. N. in Fargo.

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