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Tenn. woman claims God made her drive into church, stab husband on altar for ‘worshipping NASCAR’: police

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 1:17 AM
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Tenn. woman claims God made her drive into church, stab husband on altar for ‘worshipping NASCAR’: police 

Stephanie Faye Hamman, 23, rambled to police about God, the devil and her love of pot after she was arrested Sunday for trying to murder her husband, Steven Hamman, near their Church Hill home. She said she was mad he watched the NASCAR race, so she tried to stab him in the heart. Her husband survived.

 
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Stephanie Faye Hamman, 23, of Church Hill, Tenn. said she smokes marijuana all day and all night. She also claimed she’d been baptized Sunday before driving her car into a church and stabbing her husband.WCAUStephanie Faye Hamman, 23, of Church Hill, Tenn. said she smokes marijuana all day and all night. She also claimed she’d been baptized Sunday before driving her car into a church and stabbing her husband.

A crazed Tennessee woman crashed her car into a church, lay on the altar and then stabbed her husband in the chest because the devil told her the man was worshipping a NASCAR race, police say in a bizarre case of attempted murder.

Stephanie Faye Hamman, 23, who admitted to smoking weed all day and all night, told cops it was God’s plan she carried out in rural Church Hill, a small town in the northeastern part of the state, the Times News reported.

"She stated God had told her that smoking marijuana all day and all night was not good for her, and that she only needed to smoke it at night to help her relax," Police Chief Mark Johnson told the newspaper. "Mrs. Hamman further stated that she felt her husband Steven was worshiping the NASCAR race at Bristol (Tenn.), which made her mad, and she began having thoughts that the devil put in her head."

The church sustained severe damage after the crash, but no one was there at the time, Pastor Joel Trigg said.WCTIThe church sustained severe damage after the crash, but no one was there at the time, Pastor Joel Trigg said.

The distressed Hamman told police it was God’s will when she rammed her Toyota Celica into the front doors of Providence Church, a building just across the street from her apartment.

Her husband, Steven Hamman, came running after she called him for help.

After she crashed into the front doors of the Providence Church, police say Stephanie Hamman stabbed her husband with a knife at the behest of God — and the devil.WCTIAfter she crashed into the front doors of the Providence Church, police say Stephanie Hamman stabbed her husband with a knife at the behest of God — and the devil.

"Mr. Hamman stated he found his wife lying in front of the altar, and as he checked on her, she stated, 'The devil is in me', and stabbed him on the right side of his chest with a large kitchen knife,” Johnson said. "Mr. Hamman stated he pulled the knife out of his chest and fled the scene. He went back to the apartment where he waited on police and EMS assistance."

Cops responded around 10 p.m. Sunday and rescued Steven Hamman, who was hospitalized and reportedly in fair condition Monday evening.

The church became the bizarre scene of Stephanie Hammans internal conflict with God and the devil. She said God made her drive into the church — and that the devil made her stab her husband for worshipping NASCAR.WCTIThe church became the bizarre scene of Stephanie Hammans internal conflict with God and the devil. She said God made her drive into the church — and that the devil made her stab her husband for worshipping NASCAR.

Hamman was found about 30 minutes later at a nearby emergency room, where she told cops family members had taken her.

"I was riding with them to a party at the racetrack when they brought me here,” she told police, according to the newspaper. “I was outside digging in the mud when the devil told me I need to go there. I knew God would help me live right."

A NASCAR race Sunday in Bristol, Tenn. caused a bizarre domestic violence incident that involved marijuana, God, the devil and a woman with a kitchen knife, police in Church Hill, Tenn. say.JARED C. TILTON/GETTY IMAGESA NASCAR race Sunday in Bristol, Tenn. caused a bizarre domestic violence incident that involved marijuana, God, the devil and a woman with a kitchen knife, police in Church Hill, Tenn. say.

As an officer arrested the woman, Hamman told him she had been baptized Sunday morning at the same church God told her to drive her car through.

Police later learned she had not been baptized there, but may have been baptized at another church that day.

The Providence Church sits directly across the street from Stephanie and Steven Hammans apartment in Church Hill, Tenn.WCTIThe Providence Church sits directly across the street from Stephanie and Steven Hammans apartment in Church Hill, Tenn.

"I smoke a bunch of weed. I love to smoke it,” she told cops. “Sometimes when I do, I start seeing things that others don't. Isn't God good? He told me that this would happen, and just look, I am okay."

Stephanie Hamman was jailed without bond on charges of attempted first-degree murder and felony vandalism pending a court appearance Wednesday.

The church sustained severe damage, but Pastor Joel Trigg told WCYB-TV that his congregants were praying for both Hammans.

"We have a lot of compassion for people who are struggling with those kinds of things. It is a very weird thing, but we live in kind of a weird society right now," the pastor told the TV station.

Cops believe Hamman has already admitted to the bizarre crime.

“The devil told me to take the kitchen knife with me. I prayed I would not have to use it on him, but I did,” she allegedly told officers. "When Steven came to check on me, I told him the devil was in me and I stabbed him in the heart. Have you heard if he is dead or not?"



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/tenn-woman-stabs-husband-worshipping-nascar-police-article-1.1724958#ixzz38GXBxbRI

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by Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 2:06 AM
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Watch rather than it being obvious she is mentally ill it's going to become all about her marijuana usage, as evidenced by the article. I hope she gets the psychiatric help she seems to seriously need.
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