Jessalyn Stierwalt, 21, really really did not want to make her probation appointment. Stierwalt had been drinking and came up with a plan: to have two friends stab her in the stomach. That way the probation officer would not find out she had been drinking.
The three women are now charged. Stierwalt was treated for stab wounds in her shoulder and abdomen. She is looking at five years now on a novel charge: conspiracy to commit assault (on herself).
She said that she needed time to sober up. It appears that not drinking, drinking after the appointment, or missing the appointment (and facing the penalty) were not viewed as more viable options.
The idea of a conspiracy to assault oneself is fascinating. Presumably every suicide would (if not separately made a crime) would be an assault on oneself. Does this mean that she can address herself as part of the victim statement before sentencing?
Source: Beatrice Daily Sun