A woman who claimed she had the devil inside her drove a car through the doors of a church, then stabbed her husband in the chest when he showed up to check on her. She said God told her to do it.
Stephanie Hamman crashed through the Church Hill, Tenn. church at around 10 p.m., then called her husband, Stephen, for help. He found her lying in front of the altar with a large kitchen knife, which she planted in his chest.
Stephen Hamman made it home, removed the knife, and called police for help.
Officers caught up with his wife at a hospital, where she told them she had decided to live her life for God, who told her to stop smoking marijuana all day and night. According to God, she said, weed is only for relaxing in the evenings.
"I love to smoke it," she said, according to a police press release. "Sometimes when I do, I start seeing things that others don't. Isn't God good? He told me this would happen, and just look, I am okay."
She also said God told her she needed to "get in the church," a command she apparently took very literally.
As for why she stabbed her husband, she said she knifed him for "worshipping the NASCAR race at Bristol."
She said she prayed she wouldn't have to use the knife, and asked police if Stephen was dead.
He is not. As of Monday afternoon, he was in fair condition at the same hospital where his wife was arrested.
Stephanie Hamman was charged with first-degree attempted murder and felony vandalism.
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