Just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, Stephanie Hamman crashed her car into the front doors of a Church Hill, Tennessee church. She would later say God told her to do it.
When Stephanie’s husband, Steven, went to check on his wife after she called for his help, he found her lying in front of the alter. She then stabbed him with a large kitchen knife, because she was mad at him. For “worshipping the NASCAR race at Bristol.” Honestly, this a Garth Brooks song on PCP.
Steven pulled the knife from his chest, returned to his apartment at The Landings, 230 Silver Lake Road, which is across the street from the church, and waited on police and emergency workers to arrive.
Stephanie Hamman was found by police around 20 minutes later at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. She was read her rights by Church Hill Police Officer Dustin Dean.
According to the news release, Stephanie Hamman said she had decided to live for God, and that God told her she should not smoke marijuana all day and night. God said that she only needed to smoke pot to relax at night.
The last I checked 10 p.m. counts as “night,” which is your relaxing weed time, and stabbing your husband in the chest is a pretty un-chill activity!
Anyway, Steven is said to be in fair condition, and Stephanie was charged with first-degree murder and felony vandalism. It’s unclear if she’ll actually see jail time as this seems a possible case of some Southern-fried schizophrenia, but everyone is really confused in Tennessee regardless. (The pastor of the wrecked church says he has no idea who she is: “One of the statements she apparently has made was that she attended this church, and she was baptized here on Sunday – which is incorrect. We’ve never known her to even visit here, and certainly didn’t have a baptism here yesterday. It’s kind of a bizarre story behind it, and not really sure at this point what to think of all that,” Joel Trigg said.)
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