Southeast Missouri woman accused of stabbing teen 16 times

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POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) – A southeastern Missouri woman is jailed on $500,000 bond after being accused of stabbing a teenager 16 times.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Ann Sincup of Poplar Bluff waived her arraignment Thursday and pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

The teenager survived the reported attack Monday.

Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells the Poplar Bluff Daily American that Sincup allegedly suspected the victim was having an affair with her husband.

An investigator says in a probable cause statement that the victim sustained stab wounds on her torso, neck and back.

Authorities say they later found the knife along a river bed.

A message left Friday with Sincup’s public defender, Jerald Wallut, was not immediately returned.
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