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Woman Who Stabbed Child Sentenced To 10-Years


34-year old Nemoria Villagomez of Newport was sentenced to 10-years for Attempted Aggravated Murder of a minor, resulting from the stabbing of her 6-year old son in May of 2018.


On May 26, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Newport Police Officers were dispatched to a disturbance at the Agate Height Apartments located on NE 60th St.  Initial information reported was that a six year old boy had ran to a neighbor’s apartment and told them his mother stabbed him.  It was reported that the juvenile had a visible stab wound and was covered in blood. The neighbor called police and began rendering aid to the child.


Responding Officers located the juvenile victim in the neighbor’s apartment and confirmed that he was suffering from multiple stab wounds.  Officers secured the scene and paramedics continued rendering aid to the child. Officers identified the mother of the child as Nemoria Villagomez.  Officers also learned that Villagomez had another small child in the apartment with her.


Officers went to Villagomez’ apartment and attempted contact with her.  After receiving no response, officers entered the apartment to check the welfare of Villagomez and her child.  Officers located a large amount of blood in the apartment living room. Officers searched the apartment and located Villagomez and a small child in a bedroom.


Villagomez was detained without incident, and her child was transferred to the care of paramedics.  Villagomez was arrested and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges: Aggravated Attempted Murder, Attempted Murder, Assault I, Assault II, Assault III, and Criminal Mistreatment.


She was sentenced after pleading guilty to the charge of in front of Attempted Aggravated Murder of a minor in front of Judge Bachart on September 10th. She will get credit for time served.