Woman accused of mayhem gets no jail time

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accused of biting off part of her husband’s tongue will serve no jail time.

Karen Lueders, of Sheboygan, was charged with felony mayhem for allegedly biting the tongue while suffering a manic episode Dec. 6.

She and prosecutors finalized a plea agreement Tuesday and a judge found Lueders guilty of committing the offense but not guilty due to her mental state.

The Sheboygan Press reports friends said the 57-year-old had stopped taking her medication, an action that led to manic episodes in the past.

The judge ordered Lueders to undergo continuing outpatient treatment.

Her 79-year-old husband William Lueders has recovered and is able to speak clearly. A judge gave the couple permission to continue living together, and they have appeared at court appearances holding hands.