Woman Enters Plea Deal, Claimed Man Threatened to 'Slit Her Throat'


A Milford woman has entereda plea deal in a perjury case.

Betsy Smith pleadedno contest earlier this week to attempted perjury after prosecutors lowered thecharge in exchange for her plea.

Her sentencing isscheduled for May 12th.

Prosecutors said Smithhad sought a protection order against a York man after she claimed that he toldher he was going "to slit her throat." She lateracknowledged under oath that the man had never threatened to hurt her.

Prosecutors also saidthat Smith lied in a deposition for a criminal case and provided police withfalse information so they'd start a criminal investigation.