LaSarge Sentenced to 120 Days for Stabbing
Teri LaSarge, 21, will serve four months in prison for a 2009 New Year’s Day stabbing. LaSarge was sentenced Tuesday in Pine County Court to 120 days in jail for stabbing Penie Robertson in Sandstone.
LaSarge pleaded guilty in January to a 2009 New Year’s Day stabbing in Sandstone. LaSarge was originally charged with first and second degree assault and faced over 20 years in prison. However, she pleaded guilty to an amended count of third degree assault. The plea agreement capped jail time at 120 days.
The sentence also places LaSarge on probation for five years and pay $630 in restitution.
LaSarge has no previous criminal history. “She has shown she is willing to abide by the law,” her lawyer Mark Benjamin said. “She doesn’t need 120 days to get the message across.”
Judge Timothy Bloomquist disagreed. He said, given the seriousness of the crime, the sentence was appropriate. Bloomquist said Robertson almost died as a result of the attack.
“[Robertson] will never be the same person,” said prosecuting attorney Michelle Skubitz.
According to the criminal complaint, LaSarge and Penie Robertson were celebrating the new year at Wild Waters in Danbury, Wisconsin. They continued the celebration at a Sandstone residence. LaSarge admitted in court in January, that is where the two got into a physical altercation.
LaSarge said that Robertson “tackled” her twice. She then stabbed Robertson with a knife less than six inches long, but admitted her actions went beyond self-defense.