New York Mom Sentenced for Packing Knives, Shotgun in Baby Stroller

An upstate New York woman will spend up to three years in prison for packing more than diapers in her baby's stroller.

Stephanie Wilson of Utica pleaded guilty last month to carrying an unloaded sawed-off shotgun in the buggy, where police also found several knives and a box cutter. Wilson said she needed the weapons for self protection.

Oneida County Judge Michael Dwyer urged the 29-year-old Wilson to get mental health counseling at her sentencing Thursday.

Wilson was arrested July 1 after an argument on the street with another woman over money. Wilson first pulled a knife from the stroller, and then the sawed-off shotgun.

Wilson told a judge her aunt had taken the baby out of the stroller and was holding her during the confrontation.