Alfred Mom Gets 32 Years For Killing Ex-Husband in Front of Kids
An Alfred woman is sentenced to 32 years in prison for the stabbing death of her husband in 2017.
Kandee Weyland Collind admitted to stabbing her ex-husband in front of his mother's house in February of 2017, where Scott Weyland had been living since their separation. The couple's children were at the Acton house when Kandee rammed his parked truck, causing him to run out of the house, where she began stabbing him. The couple's young son called 911, and Scott was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Police said the last year of the couple's 8-year marriage had been difficult, with both husband and wife taking out protection orders against each other, and Scott's mother taking one out against her daughter-in-law. The house became cluttered and unsafe and, when a broken boiler flooded the basement, a judge granted primary custody to Scott. The stabbing happened on the night Kandee learned of the judge's decision.
WABI-TV reports Weyland's lawyer had requested a sentence of 25 years, citing Kandee's mental health issues and her testimony that she hadn't taken her medication on the night in question. She had previously tried to withdraw her confession, but that request was denied by the judge.