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Police: Fernley mother stabbed sleeping son

A Fernley mother is in jail after allegedly plunging a kitchen knife into the chest of her sleeping 7-year-old son Thursday night, saying it was at the urging of God, police said.

Jeannine Ravenna Brandt, 40, is being held in the Lyon County Jail on suspicion of felony battery with intent to kill and child abuse.

According to Lyon County Detective Lt. Bryan Veil, Brandt's husband called officers to the home on Primton Way in the Villa Mobile Home Park about

11 p.m. on a report of an accidental stabbing.

According to the police report, Brandt's husband reported his wife …

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