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A Deerfield Township mother accused of stabbing her 3-year-old neighbor with a ceramic knife has been indicted. Xiaoyan Zhu has now been indicted on charges of attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault. Zhu is accused of attacking a 3-year-old boy with a ceramic knife March 4 outside their homes on Charleston Park Drive in Deerfield Township. The child was outside with his older brother who was waiting for the school bus.Zhu’s daughter was in virtual learning at the time, saw what was going on and told her teacher something was wrong. That teacher called 911.Investigators said the child was not seriously hurt.Defense attorney Nick Graman entered a not guilty plea on Zhu’s behalf. He told Judge Andrew Batsche that doctors have regulated her medication and her mental health issue is now under control.”She’s in a much better state now than she was then,” Graman said.”This is a very serious incident. The family of the victim is present in the courtroom. They are in fear for their family’s safety. This was a neighbor of theirs. They don’t want any contact whatsoever,” said Bethany Bennett, prosecutor for the City of Mason.Bennett argued for a high bond.”Right now, the primary concerns should be the public safety, and we have a document here indicating multiple incidents over the past few months with the defendant that show that she’s a danger sometimes to herself, sometimes to others,” Bennett said.Judge Batsche set Zhu’s bond at $1 million.

A Deerfield Township mother accused of stabbing her 3-year-old neighbor with a ceramic knife has been indicted.

Xiaoyan Zhu has now been indicted on charges of attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault.

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Zhu is accused of attacking a 3-year-old boy with a ceramic knife March 4 outside their homes on Charleston Park Drive in Deerfield Township.

The child was outside with his older brother who was waiting for the school bus.

Zhu’s daughter was in virtual learning at the time, saw what was going on and told her teacher something was wrong. That teacher called 911.

Investigators said the child was not seriously hurt.

Defense attorney Nick Graman entered a not guilty plea on Zhu’s behalf. He told Judge Andrew Batsche that doctors have regulated her medication and her mental health issue is now under control.

“She’s in a much better state now than she was then,” Graman said.

“This is a very serious incident. The family of the victim is present in the courtroom. They are in fear for their family’s safety. This was a neighbor of theirs. They don’t want any contact whatsoever,” said Bethany Bennett, prosecutor for the City of Mason.

Bennett argued for a high bond.

“Right now, the primary concerns should be the public safety, and we have a document here indicating multiple incidents over the past few months with the defendant that show that she’s a danger sometimes to herself, sometimes to others,” Bennett said.

Judge Batsche set Zhu’s bond at $1 million.

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