NKY psychiatrist pleads guilty to stabbing woman with sword

Douglas Rank (Source: Kenton County Detention Center)
Douglas Rank (Source: Kenton County Detention Center)

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - The Northern Kentucky psychiatrist who was charged with attacking a patient with a two foot sword pled guilty Wednesday to a first degree assault charge.

Douglas Rank, 52, was facing an attempted murder charge after police officers found 32-year-old Misty Luke, a patient of Rank's, with stab wounds in her chest and abdomen in February.

The two were in a romantic relationship at the time.

Rank pled guilty to the lesser charge of first degree assault, but will reportedly face the same amount of jail time as an attempted murder sentence.

A sentencing hearing for Rank is scheduled for November 29th.

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