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Mental state at issue in stabbing trial

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The attorney for a Gloversville woman accused of trying to stab a taxi driver to death last year did not dispute Monday that she stabbed him. Her attorney instead tried to make the case in closing arguments that she was “dangerously mentally ill” at the time of the attack and should face possible involuntary commitment, rather than prison time. The prosecutor countered by arguing the woman knew what she was doing was wrong, that she ...

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