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The Latest: Grandmother pleads not guilty in stab attack

The Latest on grandmother arrested in stabbing attack on her family (all times local):

2:10 p.m.

A California woman has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the death of her 18-month-old granddaughter and attempted murder of another granddaughter and daughter in a stab attack.

Online court records show 43-year-old Nicole Yanick Darrington entered the pleas Thursday in court in San Bernardino.

She is being held on $3.2 million bail.

Defense lawyer Loyst P. Fletcher says issues related to Darrington's mental competency will likely be discussed when she returns to court June 16.

Authorities say Darrington stabbed her granddaughters and daughter Monday during a visit to their home in Colton. She spent nearly a decade in a state psychiatric hospital and outpatient treatment program after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the attempted murder of her own children.

She was deemed sane by a jury in 2015.

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10:09 a.m.

Prosecutors have charged a California woman with the murder of her young granddaughter and attempted murder of another granddaughter and daughter in a stabbing attack.

The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office on Thursday charged 43-year-old Nicole Yanick Darrington with three felony counts ahead of a court appearance.

Authorities say Darrington stabbed her granddaughters and daughter Monday during a visit to their home in Colton, then fled. She was arrested Tuesday in San Bernardino.

Darrington spent nearly a decade in a state psychiatric hospital and outpatient treatment program after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the attempted murder of her own children.

She was deemed sane by a jury in 2015, meaning she no longer required court-mandated psychiatric care.

Police have referred to her as Nicole Darrington-Clark.