Police say Church Hill woman stabbed husband claiming he worshiped NASCAR

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CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (WVLT) - A Hawkins County woman who allegedly crashed her car into a church and then stabbed her husband in the chest said she was mad because her husband was “worshiping the NASCAR race at Bristol."

Steven Hamman told the Church Hill Police Department that his wife Stephanie Hamman drove her car through the front doors of Providence Church. Hamman says he went in the building to check on her after she called him from the church and found her lying in front of the altar. Police say she then stabbed him with a large kitchen knife.

A news release says he pulled the knife from his chest,went to his apartment across the street from the church and waited on police and EMTs to arrive.

Police found Stephanie Hamman around 20 minutes later at a Kingsport hospital.

According to the release, Stephanie Hamman said 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.

She also said God wanted her to get in the church and said the devil told her to bring the knife with her.

“I laid down in front of the altar until he got there,” she said, according to the news release. “I prayed I would not have to use it on him, but I did.”

She then asked if her husband was dead and said she smokes a lot of “weed.”

Hamman is charged with attempted first-degree murder and felony vandalism.

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