Police: Edinburgh man pierced mother’s forearm with 6-inch steak knife after argument in March 2013

An Edinburgh man will not spend time in prison after stabbing his mother and causing a standoff with police last year.

Alex Harper, 24, instead will have frequent checkup visits with probation officers and must complete mental health and substance abuse treatment.

He is required to receive treatment for drug addiction, get counseling and stay on medications for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, his attorney Andy Roesener said.

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