Report: Woman stabs husband for worshiping NASCAR

Stephanie Hamman (The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office)
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Monday, March 17, 2014

HAWKINS CO., TENN. (WRDW) -- A woman stabbed her husband in the chest because she thought he was "worshiping the NASCAR race at Bristol," the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office said in a release.

On Sunday night, Stephanie Hamman drove through the front of a church because she could not get in, the release said. Before stabbing her husband with a kitchen knife, she told him "the devil is in me."

"God told me to, so I did it," Hamman said according to a release. "I called Steven (her husband) and told him I had wrecked. I laid down in front of the altar until he got there. The devil told me to take the kitchen knife with me. I prayed I would not have to use it on him, but I did."

Hamman told the Sheriffs' Office that God told her smoking marijuana "all day and all night was not good for her" and to only smoke to relax at night, the release said.

"I smoke a bunch of weed. I love to smoke it. Sometimes when I do, I start seeing things that others don't. Isn't God good? He told me that this would happen and just look, I am okay," Hamman said according to a release.

Hamman is charged with attempted first degree murder and felony vandalism. She is being held without bond in the Hawkins County jail. She is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

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