A northeast Iowa woman has been charged with attempted murder after she was accused of attacking her husband with a sword
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call reporting a domestic assault in progress at a residence on P Ave near Hawkeye at about 8:30 pm Wednesday night. At the scene, a deputy located a 70-year-old male with severe lacerations to the head.
An investigation determined that a verbal argument had taken place at the residence when 58-year-old Kim Cannon of Hawkeye assaulted her husband with a sword, striking him several times to the head.
Cannon was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was charged with attempted murder, a Class B felony.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in Lacrosse for treatment of what were deemed life-threatening injuries.
The Iowa State Patrol assisted at the scene and the incident remains under investigation.