Published On: Thu, Apr 6th, 2017

Wife who was fed up with her husband’s snoring is charged with attempted murder after stabbing him with a butcher’s knife as he slept

Published On: 11th December 2018
Last Updated On: 12th December 2018
  • Dawn Weiser, 44, left her husband with a punctured spleen, lacerated liver and three other stab wounds
  • She plead not guilty in court on Wednesday
  • Doug Weiser managed to fight his wife off him and call police

An Arkansas woman who was fed up with her husband’s incessant snoring has been charged with attempted first degree murder after repeatedly stabbing him in his sleep with a butcher’s knife.

Dawn Weiser, of Springdale, plead not guilty in court on Wednesday after leaving her husband with a punctured spleen, lacerated liver and three other stab wounds from the attack.

The 44-year-old mother of two was sleeping in a spare room with her son after an argument earlier in the evening with her husband Doug about his snoring.

Dawn Weiser (left) has been charged with first degree attempted murder for stabbing her snoring husband Doug (pictured right) Dawn Weiser (left) has been charged with first degree attempted murder for stabbing her snoring husband Doug (pictured right)

Dawn Weiser (left) has been charged with first degree attempted murder for stabbing her snoring husband Doug (pictured right)

She is alleged to have crept back into the bedroom in the early hours of the morning and began stabbing her husband with a butcher’s knife.

Her 43-year-old husband was able to wrestle the knife from her and call police, after being stabbed several times.

Mrs Weiser told police she awoke to a loud noise during the night and walked in to find her husband with stab wounds.

She went on to insist that an intruder was responsible for the stabbing, despite her husband saying she was responsible for his wounds.

Dawn Weiser tweeted about her husband's snoring before the attack

Dawn Weiser tweeted about her husband’s snoring before the attack

Dawn Weiser is pleading not guilty to charges of attempted first degree murder after the attack with a butcher's knife

Dawn Weiser is pleading not guilty to charges of attempted first degree murder after the attack with a butcher’s knife

Investigators say Dawn later confessed to stabbing her husband and hiding the knife and told police she couldn’t stand being kept awake any longer.

Dawn was so angry at her husband’s snoring that she had spoken about it on social media.

A week before the alleged attack she wrote on her Twitter account: ‘A certain someone is about to have an appointment made to address SNORING. #notnamingnames.’

Details of the attack, which took place on August 29th, came out as Mrs Wesier made her first court appearance on Wednesday on an attempted first degree murder charge.

She pleaded not guilty and has been sent for trial in December.

The court was told her husband filed for divorce a week after the alleged attack.

Doug Weiser pictured fishing before the attack, which left him with three stab wounds

Doug Weiser pictured fishing before the attack, which left him with three stab wounds

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