An Elm Springs woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder after police say she stabbed her husband with a butcher knife while he slept at the couple’s home. The victim told police the couple had been arguing about his snoring problem.
Dawn Weiser, co-owner of the home at 229 Fredonia St. where police said the stabbing occurred, was detained and questioned Thursday by investigators, before being arrested in the afternoon, according to the Elm Springs Police Department.
The stabbing sent Doug Weiser, 43, to the hospital early Thursday morning (Aug. 29). He was listed late Thursday as in fair condition, with three stab wounds. He suffered a punctured spleen and lacerated liver, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.
Officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the Pinkley subdivision on Fredonia around 3:30 a.m., according to police. Dawn Weiser, 44, was taken into custody.
The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. There were two children at the home, but police say they were not involved and are currently with grandparents.
Doug Weiser told police he awoke to his wife stabbing him with a knife. He was able to wrestle the knife from the suspect before the couple’s two teenage sons came to his aid, according to the preliminary report.
The victim told police he and his wife had recently argued about his snoring, and she went to sleep with one of their sons while he slept alone in the couple’s bed, the report states.
Dawn Weiser told police she awoke to a loud noise in the house and found her husband with stab wounds. She told investigators she believed there must have been an intruder inside the home, according to the preliminary report.
She later admitted to stabbing her husband with a butcher knife and hiding the evidence, police said.
She remains in the Washington County Detention Center, awaiting a bond hearing.