Shubert pleads guilty

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By Susan Sharp

Mary K. Shubert has plead guilty to attempted voluntary manslaughter. She was originally charged with attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Following her plea in criminal court Monday, Shubert was placed on two years supervised probation. She was also court ordered to complete a mental health evaluation, following any recommendations made. Shubert also had to forfeit the weapon police seized from her.

When police arrested her, she claimed she was going to stop a man who had allegedly attacked her from hurting other women.

 The charges stem from a Dec. 3, 2011, incident in which it was initially thought Shubert was going to harm herself, according to the arrest report.

Police found Shubert sitting in her vehicle in front of a store. When questioned by police Shubert allegedly said her plan was to “kill the man who had raped” her, the arrest report said. A search of the truck revealed the .20 gauge shotgun shells.

As police continued to speak with Shubert, she revealed her plan. According to her, the man had raped her in the weeks prior and her intent was to go to his home armed with the gun. She then recounted for police that she had “flushed her fish, made arrangements for her dogs and horses and was going to sign away custody of her 8 year old son,” the warrant said.

When authorities interviewed the woman Shubert had left her son with, they learned she had also levied threats of hurting him.