Woman accused of stabbing her own children sentenced to ten years in prison

BROWN DEER (WITI) -- A Milwaukee County judge sentenced 45-year-old Deneice Luckett on Friday, May 15th to ten years in prison and another seven years of extended supervision.

Luckett pleaded guilty in January 2015 to one count of first-degree reckless injury and one count of first-degree recklessly endangering safety in connection with the stabbing of her two teenage children in July 2014. Three other charges against her were dismissed at that point.

Brown Deer police on Friday, July 25, 2014 responded to a 911 call at a residence in the 8000 block of North 67th Street for reports of a stabbing. The suspect was the caller’s mother, who had already fled the scene on foot.

The criminal complaint filed against Luckett says the 911 caller, Luckett’s 16-year-old son, told a dispatcher he needed police and medical assistance immediately — saying “we are dripping blood all over the house.” Upon arrival, officers found two victims, an 18-year-old and the 16-year-old.

“There was a struggle, and then mom left — ran to the kitchen and came back with a knife. There was a stab wound to the leg area and the other victim had some cuts to his head and face area,” Kumbier said.

The complaint indicates the stabbing incident was sparked by a dispute over $20.