SNORING: Wife charged with attempted murder after stabbing husband with a butcher’s knife for snoring

Published on October 5, 2013

An Arkansas woman who was fed up with her husband’s incessant snoring has been charged with attempted first degree murder after repeatedly stabbing him in his sleep with a butcher’s knife.

Dawn Weiser, of Springdale, plead not guilty in court on Wednesday after leaving her husband with a punctured spleen, lacerated liver and three other stab wounds from the attack. 

The 44-year-old mother of two was sleeping in a spare room with her son after an argument earlier in the evening with her husband Doug about his snoring.

She is alleged to have crept back into the bedroom in the early hours of the morning and began stabbing her husband with a butcher’s knife.

Her 43-year-old husband was able to wrestle the knife from her and call police, after being stabbed several times.

Mrs Weiser told police she awoke to a loud noise during the night and walked in to find her husband with stab wounds.

She went on to insist that an intruder was responsible for the stabbing, despite her husband saying she was responsible for his wounds.

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