Dillonvale, Ohio- An Ohio woman was accused of slitting her husband’s throat while he slept, claiming she did so while dreaming about filleting a fish.
Judy Jones, 44, has been charged with assault and attempted murder after attacking her husband in his sleep with a knife she used to slit his throat from ear to ear. She explained to the police that she did it while dreaming that she was actually filleting a fish, not her husband.
The attack, which happened last month, was interrupted by her 16-year-old daughter who called 911 saving her father’s life. She explained to authorities that her mother said she had been planning on killing her husband for over a year.
“She made threats that she was going to kill him,” Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said. “And she almost did early Saturday morning. So she’s been charged now with the prosecutor handling the case got her charged with felony 1s and 2 for attempted murder and aggravated assault.”
History Of Violence Ends With Slit Throat
Jones was arrested last year for making threats against her husband’s life and had another complaint filed against her in February for domestic violence. Police believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in the attack.
Her husband, Thomas Jones, is recovering from his injuries in a Jefferson County hospital where he was stitched up from ear to ear.
Judy is being held in the county jail with a $500,000 bond and is to stand trial for aggravated assault and attempted murder. She has since backed away from her original story about her dream and has admitted to the attempt on her husband’s life.
Jefferson County procecutor Jane Hanlin told the local news station about this strange story.
“I can’t even imagine,” Hanlin said. “You hear something strange every day on the news. Certainly this is one of the stranger stories that we’ve heard, and I think maybe that’s why she backed away from it a little bit after that.”
After claiming she couldn’t afford a lawyer, Judy is scheduled to appear back in court Wednesday afternoon.