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Woman who stabbed mother over collard greens to be sentenced

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Mat Pellegrino

The Navarre woman who stabbed her mother over a bowl of collard green is facing up to 15 years in prison after a Santa Rosa County Jury found her guilty of Aggravated Battery on Wednesday.
Kendra Sue Cohens, 42, attacked her mother with a butter knife last December after an argument started in the kitchen over a bowl of collard greens.
According to the original Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, deputies were dispatched to a home on Nina Street in Navarre on December 27, 2016 at around 12:45 p.m. in regards to a cutting/stabbing. When deputies arrived on scene, they spotted the 58-year-old victim lying on the kitchen floor in a pool of her own blood.
According to the report, the suspect allegedly got in the victim’s face and then pushed her to the ground after her mother refused to give her collard greens. That’s when the victim said Cohen grabbed a nearby butter knife and began stabbing her with it.
Deputies noticed a large gash on the victim’s left hand, several cuts on the side of her forehead and numerous cuts along her right and left arm. It was noted in the report that the cut to the victim’s left hand was so deep, deputies could see the muscle inside of her hand.
According to the State Attorney’s Office, the victim was bleeding profusely when deputies arrived on scene. So profusely that a trauma surgeon had to be called in to repair the victim’s injuries at an area hospital.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 5 before the Honorable John Simon.