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RIVERLAND STUDENT WHO STABBED FRIEND GRANTED DAY RELEASE

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A Riverland woman who stabbed her best friend and classmate at a Riverland high school last year will be allowed limited release from a secure mental health facility.

19 year old Amber Brea Rover(pictured above) was suffering from undiagnosed schizophrenia when she stabbed her then 17 year old friend Zoe Fenn last July at the Renmark High School.

Miss Rover was charged with aggravated causing serious harm, but was found not guilty due to mental incompetence.

District Court Judge Jo-Anne Deuter yesterday handed Miss Rover a five-year, six- month limiting term at James Nash House, with approval for day release.

Outside court, stabbing victim Ms Fenn said she was pleased with the outcome and described Miss Rover as an "amazing person" and "very close, very positive and lifelong" friend.

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