Woman stabbed by son gets permission to visit him in jail

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) _ A judge has approved a Eugene woman's request to visit her son in jail, where's being held on attempted murder charges for stabbing her in January.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/2caLkLD ) that Vickie Maskal on Monday won the right to have face-to-face contact with her 23-year-old son, Joshua.

Police had arrested Joshua Maskal after being called to his home, where they found his 45-year-old mother bleeding from stab wounds that were not life threatening.

Vickie Maskal has previously said her son suffers from schizoaffective disorder and was not himself on the night of the stabbing.

The judge's decision Monday was the second time the woman was approved for increased access to her jailed son. She gained permission to speak with him via telephone in August and says he calls every day.