A 37-year-old Akron woman was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison on charges of attempted murder, felonious assault and other offenses in an attack on a hospital worker, authorities said.
Teri Renee Garko received the sentence as part of a plea deal with Summit County prosecutors.
The attack occurred in April 2011 after Garko went to Akron General Medical Center for emergency treatment. Prosecutors said she was upset at what she felt was a long delay in receiving treatment and attacked a psychiatric technician who was checking her vital signs.
Garko punched and kneed the victim numerous times in the face, chest and spine, slammed the woman’s head into the floor and tore off a patch of hair and scalp, prosecutors said.
While Garko was out on bond in connection with the attack, prosecutors said, she broke into her ex-boyfriend’s home and stabbed him and a female friend as they slept.
They survived their injuries.