Jerome Teacher Arraigned on Attempted Murder Charge
JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A southern Idaho teacher who prosecutors say stabbed her ex-boyfriend has been arraigned on an attempted murder charge.
The Times-News reports 36-year-old Tawna Day Huttanus of Jerome pleaded not guilty in 5th District Court Monday morning. Her attorney Steven McRae said Huttanus' mental competency is in question and she needs a psychological evaluation to aid in settlement discussions.
Prosecutors say there were children in the home during the April 14 stabbing incident.
Huttanus was a third grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School when she was arrested. Superintendent Dale Layne says Huttanus remains employed but is on administrative leave.
A jury trial has been scheduled for Nov. 5.