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Shorter Jail Time?

A Loudoun County Circuit Court judge agreed to hear arguments to reconsider the sentencing of a woman who attempted to drown her two children in April 2005.

Isabel Sherr was sentenced to five years in prison on two felony counts of child abuse and neglect for attempting to drown her two children in her Lansdowne home. Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Horne gave Sherr two years served as active incarceration and three years of that has been suspended on each count, said Commonwealth Attorney Sean Morgan.

In November, Horne ordered Sherr be evaluated by Loudoun County Mental Health to determine her mental-health needs. After reviewing Sherr’s evaluation conducted by Loudoun County Mental Health, Horne agreed to consider shortening Sherr’s original sentence, Morgan said.

Horne will consider replacing some of Sherr’s jail time with therapy at a hearing March 10, at 1 p.m.