Shana Smith, 36, was charged with child abuse after she attacked her children with a knife. Two of the children were injured, while the third escaped. Investigators said one child had cuts on their throat and was admitted to the hospital.
At the time of the attack, the children were ages seven, five and two.
After entering an open plea in court, Smith was sentenced to 40 years for each charge of child abuse, with 20 to serve and 20 suspended with five years supervised upon release. The sentences will run concurrently.