Woman drives car through church, stabs husband for “worshipping NASCAR”


A woman in Tennessee crashed her car into a church and then stabbed her husband in the chest according to a police news release.

According to Steven Hamman just before 10 p.m. Sunday his wife Stephanie Hamman drove her car through the front doors of Providence Church. She phoned him and when he went to check on her she was found laying in front of the altar. She then stabbed him with a large kitchen knife.

Steven Hamman pulled the knife out of his chest and returned to his apartment across the street and waited for emergency workers to arrive.

Stephanie Hamman was found by police around 20 minutes later at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

According to the news release:

Stephanie Hamman said she had decided to live for God, and that God told her she should not smoke marijuana all day and night. God said that she only needed to smoke pot to relax at night.

Stephanie Hamman was mad because her husband had been “worshipping the NASCAR race at Bristol,” according to the release.

She also said God wanted her to get in the church.

According to the release, she said, “So God told me He wanted me in there, so I drove my car through the front doors.”

Stephanie Hamman continued speaking to police and said the devil told her to bring the knife with her.

“I laid down in front of the altar until he got there,” she said, according to the news release. “I prayed I would not have to use it on him, but I did.”

She then asked if her husband was dead and said she smokes a lot of “weed.”

“I love to smoke it,” she said, according to the release. “Sometimes when I do, I start seeing things that others don’t. Isn’t God good? He told me this would happen, and just look, I am okay.”

She has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and felony vandalism.

Her husband is in fair condition.