Arizona woman pleads guilty to trying to kill husband with insulin

KINGMAN, Ariz. — A Colorado City woman who attacked her diabetic husband with six insulin-filled needles in June pleaded guilty except insane Tuesday to an attempted murder charge.

Susannah Holm, 35, was convinced her estranged husband was molesting their children after they separated but continued living together in Colorado City, prosecutor Ken Skousen told Mohave County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Derek Carlisle.

Holm heard the voice of God tell her to kill her husband, Skousen said.

She snuck into her husband’s bedroom while he was sleeping and hesitated before she plunged the needles into his chest on June 7, intending to kill him with a diabetic shock, Skousen said. He woke up and fended off the attack.

Judge Carlisle scheduled a Dec. 11 sentencing hearing.

Both the prosecution and defense requested Holm be transferred from the Mohave County jail to the jurisdiction of the Arizona Psychiatric Security Review Board in Phoenix. Skousen said Holm could be confined from three months to five years while experts try restore her mental health to the point where she won’t endanger anyone.


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