Pecola Duncan Anderson County 71 year old cheerful woman stabs her husband while sleeping in recliner. Appears unfazed when authorities arrest her, asks if he died.
‘I hope he dies.’ Tennessee authorities have arrested an elderly woman who allegedly stabbed her husband as he napped in a recliner.
Pecola Duncan, 71, appeared to be in a ‘cheerful’ and ‘unfazed’ mood when authorities found her after stabbing husband, Harold Duncan, 66, on Friday, according to an Anderson County Sheriff’s Office release.
Pecola Duncan reportedly told authorities she stabbed her husband because he attacked her and dragged her down a hallway. Deputies noted they saw no sign of a fight in the home and didn’t see any scratches or bruises that would support the claim of a struggle.
Pecola led authorities to the kitchen where the knife was located.
‘I hope he dies.’
As she was being taken to jail, Pecola asked authorities if her husband died. Before giving them a moment to respond, she added, ‘I hope he did.’
To Pecola’s disappointment, Harold did not die, however, though his wound and blood loss appeared to be life-threatening; he was transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
When police arrived, they witnessed Harold leaving the home with a blood-soaked towel clutched to his chest. The man told Deputy Kory Blevins his wife had stabbed him while he was napping on the recliner.
Pecola Duncan is being detained without bond for alleged attempted first degree murder.
She is classified a non-sentenced felon and is being held at the Anderson County Detention Facility.
It was originally reported that Pecola was held without bond, but as of Wednesday afternoon the Anderson County Detention Facility lists her bond as $100,000.
Pecola will appear in court at 8.30am on December 4.