Woman jailed for stabbing husband with insulin needle

An evidence photo of a syringe. Luisa Hernandez, 46, set out a trap of cooking oil and exposed...

An evidence photo of a syringe. Luisa Hernandez, 46, set out a trap of cooking oil and exposed syringes before stabbing him in the neck with an insulin-loaded needle. (Handout)

Tony Blais, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:26 PM ET

An Edmonton nurse who stabbed her husband in the neck with an insulin-loaded needle and set a trap for him using cooking oil and syringes was put behind bars Wednesday.

Luisa Hernandez, 46, was sentenced to six months in jail, to be followed by two years of probation, after earlier pleading guilty in Provincial Court to assault with a weapon and a rarely seen criminal charge of laying a trap with intent to cause bodily harm to a person.

Judge Larry Anderson noted the facts of the case were "quite unique" and "certainly unusual, if not bizarre" and said Hernandez was a "complicated person with a complicated past" and "distorted" personality traits.


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