Police: Woman Stabbed Husband Because The Devil Told Her To Do It
CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (CBS Charlotte) – A woman stabbed her husband because the devil told her to do it, police said.
Stephanie Hammon is charged with attempted first-degree murder and felony vandalism, after she crashed her car into a Hawkins County Church and then stabbed her husband, WJHL reported.
According to the police, she was angry because her husband was “worshipping the NASCAR race at Bristol.”
Steven Hamman explained to the police that his wife crashed her car through the doors of Providence Church Sunday and he found her lying in front of the altar. She then stabbed him in the chest with a large kitchen knife.
“I don’t know what’s gotten into my wife,” Steven Hamman said on the 911 recording. “She went and wrecked her car into the church down here (sighs) I don’t know what’s wrong with her.”
The man pulled the knife from his chest and went to his apartment which is across the street from the church to wait for police and emergency workers to come.
Police found his wife at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport 20 minutes later and arrested her there.
Stephanie Hammon said “she had decided to live for God, and that God told her she should not smoke marijuana all day and night and that she only needed to smoke pot to relax at night,” WJHL reported.
According to a news release, she said, “So God told me He wanted me in there, so I drove my car through the front doors.”
When the woman spoke with police, she told them that the devil told her to bring the knife with her.
“I laid down in front of the altar until he got there,” she said, according to the news release. “I prayed I would not have to use it on him, but I did.”
The woman asked police if she killed her husband and told them she smokes a lot of “weed.”
“I love to smoke it,” she said, according to the release. “Sometimes when I do, I start seeing things that others don’t. Isn’t God good? He told me this would happen, and just look, I am okay.”
“One of the statements she apparently has made was that she attended this church, and she was baptized here on Sunday – which is incorrect. We’ve never known her to even visit here, and certainly didn’t have a baptism here yesterday. It’s kind of a bizarre story behind it, and not really sure at this point what to think of all that,” Providence Church Pastor Joel Trigg said to WJHL.
Stephanie Hammon is still in jail without bond and her husband is listed in fair condition.