In another, she said Henault was drunk and uncooperative when she tried to get him upstairs to bed.
“I had enough with him and took the knife and jabbed him in his right side of the back by his ribs,” the police statement says.
“Exactly what happened last July 30 is not known,” Main said. “Her credibility is suspect. What we do know is the victim — while in the care of the defendant — received a puncture wound consistent with stabbing.
“It’s clear the court finds the defendant dangerous and clear to the court she violated the trust placed in her as a caregiver,” he said.
“It is clear she engaged in conduct that could have resulted in the victim’s death and could be facing a homicide charge instead of an assault and endangerment charge.”
Main said he heard Soucia’s plea for leniency but he had “not been persuaded by it. The defendant’s conduct was too violent,” she was not successful under previous probation supervision, and her total record of past behavior did not merit probation again.
Champagne said Henault “had complications” following the stabbing and had to be hospitalized for two months.
He was initially treated at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone before being transferred to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
Henault now lives in a nursing home.
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