A 33-year-old Tequesta woman with bipolar disorder was arrested on charges of assault on a person 65 years or older and committed for an involuntary mental health exam after she tried to kill her mother with a knife Saturday morning.
According to a police report, Amy Kuryla swung a knife under her mother's chin saying, "You are going to die" and "You are always controlling my life."
Kuryla's mother, 65, was able to get the knife away from her daughter and hold her down, but Kuryla became violent again. The mother ran from the home and called police, according to the police report.
Kuryla's mother told police that her daughter has bipolar disorder and has been "very unstable for a week," the report said.
In a hearing at the Palm Beach County Detention Center this morning, Palm Beach County Judge Janis Brustares Keyser set bond at $5,000 for each count of assault and ordered Kuryla to have no contact with her mother.
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