Incline woman pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – A Lake Tahoe woman accused of fatally stabbing her husband at least 160 times in 2009 with a variety of kitchen knives has pleaded guilty to a felony count of voluntary manslaughter with the use of a deadly weapon.
Mary Arlayne Baymiller, 74, made the plea on Jan. 28, 2011, said Washoe County Deputy District Attorney Elliott Sattler. Baymiller will be sentenced in Washoe County District Court on May 20. She is currently out on $10,000 bail.
“Once Mary Baymiller pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, we changed her bail status and I would presume she was bailed out that same day,” Sattler said.
Numerous phone calls to the Reno office of Tom Viloria, Mary Baymilller’s attorney, have gone unreturned.
Initially, Baymiller was charged with open murder, which contemplates four distinct counts including First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter and Involuntary Manslaughter, Sattler said.
Baymiller assumed responsibility for the voluntary manslaughter charge, said Sattler, who declined to comment on specifics of the case until after the May sentencing.
Voluntary manslaughter carries a minimum of one year in jail and a maximum of 10 years in jail, according to Nevada Revised Statutes. Baymiller could face a consecutive sentence of 1-10 years due to the use of a deadly weapon in the case, meaning a maximum sentence would be 20 years.
Baymiller was arrested by U.S. Marshals at her residence in Fresno, Calif., at the request of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, on Jan. 20, 2010, in the alleged connection with the Oct. 5, 2009, stabbing death of her husband, Charles Alan Baymiller, 73, at the couple’s home on the 1000 block of Lakeshore Drive in Incline Village. She was 72 at the time of the incident.
According to an affidavit detailing the case, Charles Baymiller was stabbed 160 to 200 times with multiple kitchen knives. The affidavit also alludes to Mary Baymiller suffering panic attacks, and she allegedly attempted to overdose on prescription drugs prior to the October incident.
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