UPDATED: Woman Stabbed Husband in Buttocks With Paring Knife

A Northborough woman was arrested on Friday evening and charged with A&B and attempted murder.

A Northborough woman was charged on Friday evening with attempted murder, allegedly accused of stabbing her husband multiple times with a kitchen paring knife, according to

Sally E. Brown, 31, 2 Coram Farm Rd., Northborough, was charged with assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and attempted murder. 

Officers responded to the home at Coram Farm Road at 7:30 p.m. Friday, after receiving a 911 call from Brown's husband, who said he had been stabbed multiple times by his wife, said police. When officers arrived, the door was locked. After a few minutes, a black female (later identified as Brown) opened the door and police told her to show her hands, according to the report. "You can shoot me if you want. I did it," Brown said.

When Officer Nathan Fiske entered the home, he saw a young child walking around the house naked, and the child appeared that he just came out of the bathtub. Down the hall, the victim was located lying naked on the bed, said police. Tied by his feet to the end of the bed, he had suffered three small stab wounds to his buttocks.

The victim was transported to UMass Medical Center, and has been released.

Brown posted $1,000 bail, and will be arraigned in Westborough District Court on Monday morning.

UPDATE: According to court documents, the state has asked the court to order the defendant to submit to an independent psychiatric examination by a psychiatrist of the state's choosing. The state believes there is a reasonable likelihood that the defendant intends to rely on a defense of loack of criminal responsibility, or diminished capacity or a related psychiatric and/or medical condition or disorder.

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Spockk Curry January 30, 2012 at 06:51 PM
attempt on a man's life by a woman is so cheap .. only $1000 bail .. wow !! but if a man does this to a woman .. it will be all over the news headlines .. it will be maybe 10 or 20,000 $ bail .. shame on the justice system and the judges ... the woman should get rigorous imprisonment / life imprisonment for cold blooded attempted murder ..
ET January 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Usually it is a man that provokes a woman to want to kill him in the first place. You don't know the entire story, or the circumstances that led up to it. Self defense? Maybe.
Postman January 31, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Just because you "want" to kill someone doesn't mean you have to! What an odd statement. If there was ANY reason to believe it was self defense, then they would have arrested the husband too. The fact that they ordered a psych. evaluation shows this lady had some unreasonable responses to whatever was the problem between the two.
Postman January 31, 2012 at 12:30 PM
I do agree with the bail too. How does any judge order a $1000 bail?
Mary January 31, 2012 at 02:06 PM
All these comments make me sick to my stomach. Do any of you know this family? Or are you just responding to media sensationalism. This is a very tragic situation and there are children involved in this domestic situation who will probably be traumatized for life. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty and “Thou shall not judge”. "Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37 Please stop all your speculation and let this family solve their problems in private.
Postman January 31, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Mary, while I agree with your faith, I must disagree with the rest. Sick to your stomach seems a bit much. What media sensalionalism are you speaking of? It was a police report. No one is deciding guilt (other than perhaps SPOCKK), though since these people decide to call the police, they also decided to make the incident public, which given our liberties, allows us to comment. Being a resident of Northborough for over 30 years, I'm concerned that there is a Mother who has stabbed someone in our town and not as much that someone has discussed it. By the way, if you are so concerned about privacy, why did YOU mention the children? They were not mentioned in the story.
Tina McBryde February 02, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I hope this woman gets the help she desparately needs. The mere fact that she would be so violent with her children right there to witness says she is not stable. What I can't believe is that she is getting supervised visits at this time. Why aren't these children being protected! This woman has been violent and abusive with her husband before. She is lucky he would not ever hit a woman. This I know and I do know the family. I speak to what I see, and not what I hear. Concerned
Laura February 15, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Tina you apparently do not know this family like you claim to. I have known the couple since the beginning of their relationship and continue to have ongoing relationship with them. He has never touched her nor has she been abusive to him until this one incident when she found out something that most of us could never imagine. Her reaction to it was wrong but she never intended to "kill" him. The only child that was at home never witnessed what occured because he was in a different room. She is a loving mother and good wife. It is easy to judge others when you don't know all the facts.
Northborough Dave March 19, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Laura, based on your relationship with the family I'm sure it is not your intention but your reply to Tina suggests that the information this woman "found out" justifies her actions? I truly hope you think otherwise. And to say that the one child that was home never witnesed what occurred because he was in a different room is extremely short sighted. Yes he may not have wittnessed the attack but can you honetly say even for a moment that he was blissfully unaware of the police entering the home, arresting his mother and taking his father away in an abulance? This whole story is very sad and disturbing on a number of different levels and to simply say that her action was wrong but she never intended to "kill" him? You are probably right but the fact remains that she attacked another human being with a dangerous weapon, period, end of story.
Tina April 17, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Her love for her children is not in question. Laura, I can assure you that you do not know the whole story. I can say Sally is very lucky her husband still wants her back. Ask her about what she did to him before she stabbed him. It was brutal and inhumane. I don't care what caused her anger. No one deserves a total beating like she gave him. She is lucky that he kept that first incident quiet. She may be the greatest mother, person or whatever in the world. You do not know the whole story just like I do not. But I know more than you do. Let's leave it at that. This couple has enough to deal with.


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