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Woman given 5 years probation in aggravated assault case

A Hall County woman was given five years on probation for stabbing her husband in the abdomen in a First Offender negotiated plea, according to court documents.

Cecilia Acevedo, 56, entered the plea on July 2 to aggravated assault, with the secondary charge of possession of a knife during the commission of a felony dismissed.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth previously told The Times Acevedo was accused of cutting and stabbing her husband July 11, 2018, at an east Hall County home before turning the knife on herself.

“Investigators determined the violence unfolded roughly ten minutes prior to the 911 call,” Booth wrote in a news release.

Booth said Acevedo-Avalos was wounded in the abdomen, while Cecelio Acevedo had cuts to her arms.

Two girls, ages 5 and 16, were asleep when the stabbing happened, according to investigators.

Under a First Offender plea, Acevedo will be “completely exonerated of guilt” and not have a court conviction if she fulfills all the terms of the sentence.

Defense attorney Anna Szatkowski did not return a request for comment. 

Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver ordered for Acevedo to complete Avita, an agency that offers behavioral health services, and current mental health treatment. She will also be subject to random drug screens at probation’s request, according to the sentencing paperwork.

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