Fairbanks woman sentenced for stabbing step-brother

A Fairbanks woman who stabbed a man last year was sentenced in Fairbanks Superior Court today to serve 20-months in jail.

Lindsey Lee Preshaw was originally charged with 2 counts of assault in the 2nd degree, for stabbing her step-brother in the calf with a butcher knife.

That same step-brother is also the father of her children,.

Preshaw later pled down to felony assault in the 3rd degree.

State Prosecutors said this wasn't the first time she has stabbed someone, and that she committed this crime while on probation for assaulting a uniformed officer.

The state further argued that the crime was committed in front of 3 children who were in the home when she threatened to kill the victim while plunging the knife through his leg.

However, the victim did not feel the maximum sentence of 5 years in prison was appropriate, and asked the judge to be lenient in his sentencing.