AUGUSTA — The second of two women charged with attempting to kill a third woman by stabbing her as she sat behind the wheel of a car two months ago pleaded not guilty Tuesday at her arraignment in Kennebec County Superior Court.

Tiffany D. Glidden, 20, of Waterville, was indicted Dec. 17, 2014, on charges of aggravated attempted murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit elevated aggravated assault. She was represented by attorney Darrick Banda.

A codefendant, Carissa L. Butkewicz, 23, of Waterville, pleaded not guilty last week to the same charges related to the Nov. 4, 2014, incident just off Neck Road in China.

Police say the two texted Kathryn Hopkins, 24, to meet them there that evening. Hopkins told police that Butkewicz stabbed her in the stomach with a fixed-blade knife. According to an affidavit by Maine State Trooper Elisha Fowlie, Glidden told investigators that she waited behind a tree holding a bat while Butkewicz sat in the car with Hopkins. When Hopkins screamed and Butkewicz jumped from the car, Glidden began to smash the windshield of Hopkins’ car as she tried to leave, then ran to a nearby home to catch a ride back to Waterville.

Butkewicz was arrested that night and Glidden turned herself in the next day. At the time, warrants already had been issued for the arrest of both women on unrelated charges.

The sentence for a conviction on an aggravated attempted murder charge, which the indictment says was pre-meditated, is life imprisonment or any term of years. Most of the other charges carry maximum penalties of 10 and 30 years. Glidden and Butkewicz are in jail.

Hopkins spent 10 days in the hospital after the attack.

There has been no indication of a motive.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams

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