Fremantle: woman jailed for killing son while psychotic

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A WOMAN who was in a psychotic state when she killed her 18-year-old son, stabbing him as they argued at a Perth bus station, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

Tanya Mynette Ugle, 37, pierced Jamahl Jordan Ugle once in the chest with a 15cm blade she had hidden in her pants in Fremantle on November 23, 2016.

Ugle, who was charged with murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter during her Supreme Court of WA judge-alone trial this week, will be eligible for parole in May 2021 after she has served four years and six months, considering she has been in jail since the crime.