EVERETT — Police believe an Everett woman bought plastic sheets, bleach and garbage bags before attacking her husband with a recipocating-saw power tool in October.
The Daily Herald reports she also reportedly stocked up on roasting pans, and laid sheets over the back seat and cargo area of the family’s Jeep Cherokee, according to a search warrant filed Wednesday in Everett District Court.
Renee Bishop-McKean, 43, was charged Nov. 4 with first-degree domestic violence assault in connection with the attack. She recently was returned to Snohomish County Jail after a stint at Western State Hospital. She is being held on $500,000 bail.
Prosecutors allege Bishop-McKean attacked her husband. Police believe she stockpiled the sheets, bleach, garbage bags and other items as part of a plan to clean up later. However, she consistently has maintained that her husband was attacked by an intruder that night and that she is innocent. Police were called to the couple’s home on Oct. 14.
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Bishop-McKean and her husband, 36, had separated, according to the warrant.
He said that she recently had asked him to move back in. He did, and when he went to bed, he heard a “crinkle noise,” like the sound of plastic beneath the sheets, he told police. He said his wife told him it was an extra blanket on the bed.
The man woke up to a Sawzall blade vibrating on his neck, he told police. He said he saw Bishop-McKean holding the tool, and she told him there was an intruder in the home.
While the man checked the house for the intruder, he was struck. He then locked himself in the bedroom, but he said his wife began screaming that the attacker was still there.
The man then ran out of the house, he told police.
When police arrived, the woman told them that she struggled with the intruder before he escaped out a window. However, police determined that window had a child lock and could open only a few inches, according to court papers.