FARMINGTON, Utah, Oct. 19, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 39-year-old woman has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to one count of attempted murder in a stabbing earlier this year in Layton.
Felicia Sherice Jordan, pleaded guilty to attempted murder — knowing and intentional, a first-degree felony.
In exchange for her plea, a second, identical charge was dismissed. Also dismissed were two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child, a third-degree felony.
The charges stemmed from a February incident in which Jordan and several others were living at the apartment of a woman. Also living there were the woman’s mother, boyfriend and her two preschool children, ages 3 and 5.
During the morning of February 24, 2019, the woman and her mother were talking in the kitchen when Jordan awoke and began to shower, the probable cause statement says. The woman’s 5-year-old daughter awoke and needed to use the bathroom, and knocked on the door several times. Jordan became angry.
The woman’s mother began to argue with Jordan over how Jordan was speaking to her granddaughter, the statement says. Jordan left the bathroom for the kitchen, where the women argued.
“Jordan felt like she was disrespected and she snapped. She grabbed a glass plate and threw it at (the younger woman), trying to hit her in the head.”
The plate shattered against a wall and cut the younger woman’s foot, the statement says.
“Jordan then seized a large kitchen knife and began to charge at (the younger woman). She did this in the presence of the two minor children. And she was swinging the knife at (the woman).”
The woman’s mother tried to protect her, but was unable to stop Jordan due to their weight difference, the statement says.
The woman’s boyfriend came out of the room and helped restrain Jordan, who stabbed him in the neck with the knife, causing a large amount of blood loss, the probable cause statement says.
The victims were able to get out of the apartment and got a neighbor to call police.
After being read her Miranda rights, Jordan admitted to throwing a plate at the woman and stabbing the woman’s boyfriend, the statement said.
“When asked about her intent, she said, ‘When you are in a fight and you have your gun out, you know how it’s gonna be. Same thing,'” the probable cause statement says. “She intended to ‘put her down like the dog she is.'”
The statement also noted that Jordan was visiting from Chicago, where she was a documented member of a gang.
As of Saturday, Jordan remained at the Davis County Jail and had not yet been transferred to the Utah State Prison.