Woman found not guilty for stabbing mother to death in Gloucester Co. by reason of insanity

Posted at 11:24 AM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 16:45:00-04

Christa J. Pohorence

GLOUCESTER Co., Va. - A woman was arrested in July of 2019 after police said she stabbed her mother to death.

In the early morning hours, the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office responded to a home in the 1600 block of Abingdon Lane regarding a reported homicide.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found 72-year-old Marsha Joan Pohorence dead inside her bedroom.

Police were saying that the victim's daughter, 29-year-old Christa Joanne Pohorence, stabbed her mother to death. Christa was arrested on scene and charged with second-degree murder and stabbing while in commission of a felony.

In August of 2020 Christa was found to be not guilty by reason of insanity.

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