Wife Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Husband

Posted: June 24, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.
Updated: June 24, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.

— An Elm Springs woman who claimed she stabbed her former husband as he slept because he was snoring pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court.

Dawn Marie Weiser, 44, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and first-degree false imprisonment.

Circuit Judge William Storey sentenced Weiser to a total of 40 years at the Arkansas Department of Correction with 15 years suspended. Weiser was also ordered to have no contact with her ex-husband and children.

Doug Weiser, 43, was stabbed three times at the couple’s home Aug. 29, 2013 and treated at a hospital for a punctured spleen and a lacerated liver. He told police he awoke to his wife stabbing him and was able to take the knife away. The couple had argued about his snoring, according to a police report.