Woman sentenced in 2016 stabbing of boyfriend

Published 10:31 am Friday, March 10, 2017

Thia Frae Olson

Thia Frae Olson

An Austin woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend in April 2016 was sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation Thursday in Mower County District Court.

Initially charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon causing substantial bodily harm, Thia Frae Olson, 41, amended her plea to guilty and was sentenced to third-degree assault-substantial bodily harm.

She will have to meet 23 conditions of probation, that includes following all recommendations of a domestic violence assessment and having no contact with the victim.

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She must also complete 40 hours of community service within the next six months.

On April 19, 2016, police received a call about a stabbing at an Austin residence. Upon arrival, officers found an injured man with a gash in his back. He said he was with Olson at the time and the two had been fighting when he was stabbed. According to court records, Olson admitted to losing her temper and stabbing the victim because she was “sick and tired of his drug use and of him bringing drugs into her home.” She identified the knife she used to officers and it was consistent in size and shape to the damage observed on the bathroom door.

The victim was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and then to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys Campus in Rochester with a collapsed lung.