Everett woman arrested after husband attacked with saw

By Eric Stevick

October 17, 2011

EVERETT — An Everett woman was arrested for investigation of first-degree domestic violence assault after allegedly taking a sawzall power tool to her sleeping husband’s neck…

…”It was you, it was you,” he shouted. “You tried to cut my head off. You’re going to jail,'” according to a police affidavit….

…The woman, 43, told police that she had the reciprocating saw because there was an intruder who escaped out her daughter’s window.

Police didn’t believe her account.

“There was no evidence there was an intruder,” Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said.

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, 36, told police he woke up to a power tool on his neck. It was on, he said…

…The victim also said he was cut with a hatchet.

Police found smeared blood on the woman’s clothes and forearm, according to court records. She said 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 sawzall with blood on it was recovered from the bedroom floor.

A hatchet was discovered on an upper shelf in the kitchen, police said in court documents. It was wet and appeared to have been washed, police said.

Police records indicated that alcohol and drugs didn’t appear to be a factor in the incident.

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