Polson Woman Denies Stabbing Her Mother

By Beacon Staff

POLSON – A 34-year-old Polson woman has denied charges that she stabbed her mother during an argument last month.

KERR-AM reports Emilie Yellowowl pleaded not guilty in District Court Thursday to aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. Her mother, Carol Mitchell, was stabbed in the back several times early on Sept. 1.

Court records say Yellowowl told Polson police she stabbed her mother because she did not do enough to protect her from an assault the night before. Lake County prosecutors say the assault didn’t occur and that Yellowowl had not been taking medication needed to treat mental illness.

Court records say Yellowowl pleaded guilty to stabbing two other people with a kitchen knife in 2004. She was committed to the Montana State Hospital and released to her mother in 2008.

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