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Woman Tries to Cut Husband's Head Off With Power Saw

| by Michael Allen

A woman, whose name has not been released, in Everett, Washington, was arrested for allegedly trying to cut her sleeping husband's neck off with a power saw. Police could hear the man accusing his wife of attacking him when they arrived at the home late Friday night.

According to police, the man yelled at his wife: "It was you, it was you. You tried to cut my head off. You're going to jail."

The woman told police that she had the saw because there was an intruder who escaped out her daughter's window. However, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said: "There was no evidence there was an intruder."

A police officer checked the daughter's window and found that it had a child lock preventing it from opening more than a few inches. Both the front and back doors were locked from the inside.

The husband told police he woke up to a power tool on his neck and officers observed cuts to the man's neck and shoulder.  The man told police that it was dark in the room, but when he turned on the light he saw his wife holding the saw. He also said he was cut with a hatchet.

According to court records, police found smeared blood on the woman's clothes and forearm. The wife claimed that she had been wounded on the arm, but police found no fresh marks.

Blood was found on the carpet and walls inside the house. A power saw with blood on it was recovered from the bedroom floor and a hatchet was discovered on an upper shelf in the kitchen. It was wet and appeared to have been washed, police said.

A judge kept bail for accused wife at $250,000 Monday afternoon in Everett District Court.

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