Pennsylvania police say an elderly woman became so upset with her husband’s apparent desire to use medicinal marijuana that she repeatedly stabbed him Monday morning in an attempt to kill him.
Palma Conrad, 70, of Littlestown, is facing multiple charges in the case, including attempted murder, Fox 43 reports, citing authorities.
Officials responding to a 911 call placed by the woman found her “covered in blood with a black eye,” according to the media outlet. She reportedly confessed to stabbing her unidentified husband, who police discovered on the floor of a residence, located on the 300 block of Lexington Way.
An affidavit of probable cause obtained by WRAL indicates the man was assaulted as he slept.
“(The victim) stated that he was asleep in his chair when his wife stabbed him in the chest … Victim stated he punched her after she stabbed him in an attempt to get her to stop,” the document states.
An officer subsequently discovered “a pair of scissors, a large butcher’s knife and steak knife all covered in blood,” according to the affidavit.
When detectives interviewed the disgruntled wife, she reportedly told them that her husband’s wish to use marijuana for medicinal purposes angered her, adding that she was “sick of it.”
“Conrad explained that she became angry with victim because he wants to use medical marijuana. Conrad advised that after arguing about it she stated, ‘I got a knife and stabbed him,'” the affidavit states. “Conrad stated that after the first stab, the knife ‘bounced’ out and she lost it.”
“Conrad also stated that she stuck her hand into the hole in the victim’s neck and pulled,” police said.
The suspect reportedly told authorities that she “had thoughts about killing her husband for the past month or so,” and after learning that he survived the brutal attack, she was “disappointed to know that the victim was still alive.”
Conrad is currently behind bars at the Adams County Prison with bail set at $100,000. A preliminary hearing for the case is scheduled for November 7.
[Feature photo: Palma Conrad/Adams County Prison]