A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the neck with a 6-inch serrated hunting knife last week was "highly intoxicated" after a night of drinking at Frankie's Sports Bar when the crime occurred, court papers state.
Wendy Sassone, 48, was being held at the Thurston County Jail Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder. Her bail was set at $250,000.
Sassone and her boyfriend were in the Albertson's parking lot on Pacific Avenue in Olympia early Thursday morning when they got into a dispute. The couple was working together for a moving company, and were preparing to go to sleep in their semi-truck.
Sassone's boyfriend said she suddenly stabbed him in the neck with the hunting knife during the dispute, court papers state. The wound was about 6-inches deep, "straight-down," where his neck meets his shoulders, according to court papers.
A doctor who treated the man at Providence St. Peter Hospital early Thursday morning said he "was very lucky because the knife did not penetrate any serious veins or organs," court papers state. "A short distance in any other direction and the wound would likely have been fatal."
The man who was stabbed told police he thought an artery had been hit and he was going to die, court papers state.
The man who was stabbed is expected to recover from his injuries, OPD spokeswoman Laura Wohl said.
Sassone has several prior arrests out of Florida, including for prostitution and theft.
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