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Breezetta Etienne

East Grand Forks mom gets more than 12 years in murder-suicide attempt

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CROOKSTON -- An East Grand Forks mother who tried to poison her two young daughters and herself with vehicle exhaust took responsibility for her crimes at her sentencing hearing Monday.

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Breezetta Etienne, who pleaded guilty in June to two counts of second-degree attempted murder, said her bipolar disorder and depression weren't an excuse for what she did.

"Mental illness or not, it was my hands or my actions that put my children in danger," she said.

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