Anchor Point woman charged with attempted murder takes plea deal

An Anchor Point woman originally charged with the attempted murder of her girlfriend pleaded guilty to assault in the third degree Tuesday as part of a plea agreement.

Laurie Kalberg shot at her girlfriend with a Taurus .357 revolver after an alcohol-fueled altercation on New Year’s Day 2011.

The agreement stipulates Kalberg, 46, plead guilty to third-degree assault in exchange for the dismissal of the other charges, including attempted murder and second-degree assault. She also pleaded guilty to violating probation from a previous felony conviction.

Due to Kalberg’s three prior felony convictions, the agreement demands she serve a flat five years in jail for the third-degree assault charge. The violation of probation also requires her to serve out the remainder of a previous sentence, which is about two-and-a-half years.

If the deal is accepted during Kalberg’s sentencing hearing on July 12, she will serve roughly seven-and-a-half years in jail.

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