Mom in Son Slashing Case "Suffered a Psychotic Break:" Lawyer

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    The attorney representing a central Pennsylvania woman accused of slashing her 2-year-old son's neck says his client had mental health issues at the time.

    Attorney Craig Penglase told the York Dispatch that he believes 36-year-old Candis Bradshaw “suffered a psychotic break.”

    A district judge on Wednesday found enough evidence for Bradshaw to stand trial on charges including attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

    Police said Bradshaw cut the boy on both sides of his neck with a 12-inch butcher knife on Jan. 17 at their Fairview Township home. He spent several days in the hospital.

    The arrest affidavit alleges she then stabbed herself in the chest. The boy survived. Police say she confessed to his stabbing, saying her husband will never forgive her.

    Court documents allege that she had suffered from postpartum depression and was anxious and depressed.