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Tennessee woman stabbed 17 times in shower; husband arrested

Posted at 12:58 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 16:08:27-04

NASHVILLE, TN — Police arrested a man from suburban Nashville on charges of stabbing his wife 17 times during an argument.

Metro Nashville Police charged Jeremy Johnson with attempted homicide.

Police found a 31-year-old woman Tuesday night at a home in Antioch. Emergency crews rushed her to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

His wife asked him to leave because he was "bickering" with their child, according to the arrest report. When he refused, his wife said she would leave instead. Police say Johnson then became enraged, punching her and then stabbing her 17 times in the neck, ear, shoulder, and back while she was in the shower.

Police arrested Johnson at their home. He admitted to police that he stabbed his wife, according to the arrest report.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports 20 people per minute are physically abused by their partner in the US. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.