Wash. woman arrested in mother’s stabbing



OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Thurston County Superior Court judge has set bail at $500,000 for a 23-year-old woman accused of stabbing her mother repeatedly as she slept at a home in Rochester, Wash.

Court papers indicate 23-year-old Amanda Bassell was released from prison May 11 after serving a third-degree assault sentence. They also show she has six prior felony convictions.

In the Sunday stabbing, Bassell was arrested for investigation of second-degree attempted murder.

Lt. Greg Elwin says Bassell was tracked to an abandoned house at Grand Mound and captured as she attempted to flee.

He said the woman’s 42-year-old mother was in stable condition with neck wounds Monday at an Olympia hospital.