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Spokane Valley stabbing victim to meet first responders who helped saved her life

SPOKANE, Wash. - The woman who survived a stabbing in Spokane Valley will share her story and meet with first responders who helped save her life on Thursday. 

Missy Robertson was stabbed multiple times by her estranged husband on April 23. Deputies responded to a panic alarm at the home and found Missy inside the home screaming for help. 

READ: Docs: Man at center of AMBER Alert, stabbing tied up estranged wife with cell phone cord

First responders were dispatched to the home after Missy activated an ADT panic alarm. According to a release sent Monday, Missy believes the panic alarm saved her life.

According to court documents, Missy's estranged husband, Justin Robertson, tied her up with a cellphone charging cable. He stabbed her three times and then fled with their 5-year-old son. 

The incident led to a widespread AMBER Alert. Authorities later contacted Justin at a home in St. John. After a standoff with the Spokane County SWAT team, Justin released the young boy, then took his own life. 

RELATED: Suspect in AMBER Alert found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Missy has been recovering, both physically and emotionally, and now wants to personally thank those who helped save her life. 

On Thursday, Missy will meet with first responders, including the ADT Dispatcher who facilitated the emergency call. That dispatcher, Sue Phommanirat, will fly in from Rochester, New York to meet Missy for the first time. 

Given that Missy’s late husband suffered from depression, ADT will contribute $5,000 to the Spokane Chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness. 


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