Modesto mother who stabbed 13-year-old autistic son must remain …

A Modesto mother convicted of stabbing her 13-year-old autistic son in September 2010 must remain in prison at least another year, or possibly another three years.

Anitra Hankins, 42, was found unsuitable for parole at a hearing last week in Chowchilla, the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office announced this week.

Deputy District Attorney John R. Mayne appeared at the May 2 hearing, asking the parole board to keep Hankins in prison. The prosecutor argued that the defendant lacks appreciation for her actions, and she lacks candor in sessions with a state psychologist.

In September 2015, Hankins pleaded guilty to attempted murder for stabbing her son, Miles. As part of a plea deal to avoid trial, Hankins was sentenced to seven years to life in prison. At the time the deal was reached, she had already served more than four years of that sentence while in custody at the Stanislaus County

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