Wash. woman convicted in saw attack on husband
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington state woman accused of trying to decapitate her sleeping husband with an electric saw has been convicted of attempted murder.
Snohomish County Superior Court jurors took only about three hours to decide on a verdict Thursday in the trial of Renee Bishop-McKean of Everett. They also convicted the 44-year-old of first-degree assault for hitting the man in the head with a hatchet and mallet.
Jurors were told the noise of the saw woke the woman's husband last Oct. 14 and he fought her off. He was treated for cuts and scrapes.
Bishop-McKean told police an attacker must have entered the home through an open window, found the saw and attacked her husband. A deputy prosecutor who noted the window was locked so it would only open a few inches called that the "Tinkerbell did this" defense.
The woman did not testify. Sentencing is set for Oct. 4. Bishop-McKean faces at least 15 years in prison.
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