Yavapai Cty. woman enters plea after trying to stab rival

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- A Yavapai County woman is facing 12 years in prison for attempting to stab a rival and then attempting to run people down in her car.

Josie Bennett, 30, of Prescott Valley appeared in court Monday to accept a plea deal after she was originally charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Prescott police say that a year ago, Bennett made threats to her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend saying she would kill her.

Bennett got drunk, drove to the girlfriend's home, tried to stab her, missed and caused a superficial injury. She then got into a car and tried to run people over before crashing.

The Daily Courier reports Bennett pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal damage.