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Mother charged with stabbing baby had history of mandatory mental health evaluations

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MARANA – A woman who is charged with attempting to murder her baby had a history of mandatory mental health evaluations, according to police reports.

Marana police were called to a home on Wind Runner Parkway, near Tangerine and Thornydale Roads, on Nov. 9. They found a 7-month-old boy stabbed in the throat. Kay Kunes, 42, was charged with attempted murder and child abuse.

On May 3, 2015 Kunes’ husband had police take her to the Crisis Response Center for a mental health evaluation. He told police she “believed that there was an implant in her stomach” and she “had been wearing foil across her stomach to interrupt any electrical device trying to access the implant.” He said she was trying to get access to their rifles, and he believed she might shoot somebody, according to the police reports.

Kunes’ husband allowed police to temporarily take the weapons out of the house on that day.

Kunes was an engineer with a PhD, according to the police reports.

The couple had police permanently take 3 rifles and 7 handguns last September.

Kunes generated 10 police reports from August 29 to September 29, 2017.

Kunes’ husband told police he was taking their baby to Kunes’ parents in California on October 7.

Marana police had a court order and took Kunes to a mandatory mental health evaluation on October 12.

Kunes’ father brought the baby to visit in November. She managed to lock her husband out of the bedroom and stabbed the baby on November 9, according to the police reports.

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