An Elm Springs woman accused of stabbing her snoring husband pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to the incident and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said.
Dawn Marie Weiser pleaded guilty to charges of 1st-degree attempted murder and 1st-degree false imprisonment, officials said.
A preliminary report from the prosecutor states Weiser stabbed her husband in August 2013 after an argument about his snoring. 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.
Doug Weiser told police he awoke to his wife stabbing him with a knife. He was able to wrestle the knife from her before the couple’s two teenage sons came to his aid, according to a preliminary report from the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
The victim told police he and his wife had recently argued about his snoring, and she went to another room with one of their sons to sleep 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.
Doug Weiser filed for divorce from his wife on Sept. 5, 2013, in Washington County Circuit Court, records show.