Sudanese woman accused of attacking step family in Cape Breton

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SYDNEY, N.S. A young Sudanese woman accused of attacking her new family in Cape Breton has been sent for a psychiatric assessment.

SYDNEY, N.S. A young Sudanese woman accused of attacking her new family in Cape Breton has been sent for a psychiatric assessment.

Madiha Shaybo Mohammed, 23, of Sydney will be back in court Jan. 14 for a hearing to determine her fitness to stand trial and whether she is criminally responsible for her actions.

Mohammed is charged with two counts of assault and two counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.

The offences are alleged to have occurred between October and December and involve members of her step family.

Mohammed is accused stabbing her husband, Sydney doctor Barodi Fashir, and her stepson.

Both men were treated in hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening and released.

Mohammed is also facing other charges related to incidents involving her stepdaughters.

The woman has been living in Canada for only a few months.

Geographic location: Cape Breton, SYDNEY, Canada

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