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Woman who randomly stabbed a truck driver sentenced to 40 years in institution


A Wisconsin woman was sentenced to decades in an institutional care facility after she stabbed a semi truck driver at a gas station last last year.

Ashlyn Wieczorkowski, 19, has been found found not guilty of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, by reason of mental disease or defect, for her role in a stabbing that nearly killed a truck driver, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

On August 19, Wieczorkowski was issued a 40 year institutional commitment order.

The stabbing occurred on July 15, 2019, in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

Police say that 59 year old Illinois resident Jeffrey Gilbert had been driving a truck for Ace Hardware shortly before the stabbing occurred. As he was waiting for items to be unloaded from his truck, Gilbert went to the North Star Shell gas station for a soda. That was when Wieczorkowski allegedly emerged from where she had been hiding in an aisle in the gas station and stabbed Gilbert in the chest with a 12 inch butcher knife without saying anything.

She then stabbed Gilbert a second time in his hand.

Gilbert was found in the gas station parking lot with a four inch stab wound in his chest attempting to escape. He was taken to the hospital and survived the attack.

When officers arrived on scene, Wieczorkowski was still holding the knife and her phone.

Police later learned that Wieczorkowski had walked four miles to the gas station carrying a 12 inch knife with the intention of finding a woman to stab. She said that she chose Gilbert randomly because he entered the same aisle she was in.


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