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

Woman arrested after stabbing mother to death in Gloucester Co. home, deputies say
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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