Snoring Husband Divorcing Wife Accused Of Stabbing Him

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The husband of an attempted murder suspect who allegedly stabbed him for snoring last month has filed for divorce, according to court documents.

Doug Weiser filed for divorce from Dawn Weiser on Sept. 5 in Washington County Circuit Court, records show. Dawn Weiser, 44, was jailed Aug. 29 on suspicion of attempted murder after police said she stabbed her husband with a butcher knife while he slept in the couple’s home.

She was released from the Washington County Detention Center two days later on $25,000 bond. She has an Oct. 2 arraignment.

The stabbing sent Doug Weiser, 43, to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said he suffered a punctured spleen and lacerated liver from three stab wounds.

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 was then taken into custody.

There were two children at the home, but police said they were not involved and were handed over to 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 a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.

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.