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Woman sentenced to 1 to 15 years for attempting to kill daughters


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DAVIS COUNTY -- Reggie Ann Peck was sentenced the morning of July 27 to 1 to 15 years in prison for drugging her children and trying to cut one of their wrists with a box cutter last summer.

Peck tearfully apologized to the judge before the sentence was meted out, and said that she took responsibility. She also told the judge she was willing to give up her parental rights to her two daughters.

Prosecutors argued that prison time was appropriate for Peck, who had twice tried to kill her kids previously.

Defense attorneys, however, argued for probation, saying that when medicated, she was a different and wonderful person.

"The reality is, a lot of people with mental illnesses, they miss one or two doses, they still are feeling fine, and they persuade themselves that they don't need to be on medications," said Todd Utzinger, Peck's defense attorney.

Peck was arrested last summer when deputies found her and her two girls, 3 and 4 years old at the time, parked off the road in south Weber County. She had been there for two days, and had drugged the girls and tried to slit one of their wrists.

Peck said in court that she hopes that the girls and their father, with whom they are staying would have some normalcy.

The judge wished her well, and said that not hearing the pitter-patter of her children's feet would be the most significant deletion in her life.

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