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Woman arrested after trying to cut husband’s head off with a saw as he slept

Independent.ie reporters

Published 25/10/2011 | 11:16

The man claimed he woke to find his wife trying to cut his head off with a Sawzall.
The man claimed he woke to find his wife trying to cut his head off with a Sawzall.

A WASHINGTON man called police on Friday night after claiming he woke up to find his wife trying to cut his head off with a power saw.

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When officers arrived at the apartment block they found blood at the scene and the man screaming: "It was you, it was you, You tried to cut my head off,” at his wife.



The 36-year-old man told police he was woken by his wife trying to cut his throat with a Sawzall and said his wife was also brandishing a hatchet. A Sawzall is a hack saw used for cutting wood or pipe pieces that are too large for other power tools.



The woman told police she had the saw to defend against an intruder who had broken in, but the intruder had escaped through their daughter’s bedroom window before they arrived She was smeared in blood and had a cut to her arm. Officers found child locks on the window that prevented them being opened more than a few inches.



During a search of the apartment they found a hatchet on top of a kitchen cupboard that appeared to be recently washed.



The woman was arrested and remanded on bail of $250,000.

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