Wife Suspected Of Stabbing Snoring Husband Released From Jail

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An Elm Springs woman accused of stabbing her husband after an argument about his snoring was released from jail over the weekend, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Dawn Weiser, 44, was released Saturday from the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond, according to the Sheriff’s Office. She had been in jail since Thursday.

Weiser was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder after police said she stabbed her husband with a butcher knife while he slept at the couple’s home.

The stabbing sent Doug Weiser, 43, to the hospital early Thursday morning (Aug. 29) 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.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. 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.


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