A woman charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Anderson County on Friday evening told deputies that she hoped her husband died, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.
The alleged stabbing was reported on Dutch Valley Road. When ACSD deputies arrived, they found the victim, Harold Duncan, coming out of the home holding a towel on his chest, the Sheriff’s Department said. The towel was soaked with blood, deputies said.
Duncan told ACSD Deputy Kory Blevins that his wife, Pecola Duncan, stabbed him in the chest while he was napping on the recliner.
Duncan’s wound and blood loss appeared to be life-threatening, and he was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, according to a statement from Tyler Mayes, ACSD director of administrative services.
Blevins and another deputy, James Presson, found Pecola Duncan inside the home, the statement said. She appeared to be in a cheerful mood and unfazed by the events, the statement said.
“Mrs. Duncan told deputies that she stabbed her husband after he attacked her and dragged her down the hallway,” the statement said. “Deputy Presson did not notice any signs of a fight in the home and did not see any marks or injuries that would indicate a struggle.”
Duncan directed deputies to the kitchen, where the knife was located, the statement said.
“Just prior to taking Mrs. Duncan to jail, she asked if Harold had died,” the statement said. “Before our deputies could respond, she said ‘I hope he did.'”
Pecola Duncan is currently jailed in the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton on a charged of attempted first-degree murder, the statement said. She is not eligible to be released on bond.
In the statement, Mayes said the case is still under investigation.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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