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Woman accused of stabbing husband

A 31-year-old Vancouver woman is accused of stabbing her husband following a night of drinking alcohol.

Amanda L. Regan allegedly told police she did not know what caused her husband’s injuries, but a probable cause affidavit says the couple has a history of domestic violence. The husband also said he did not know how he was injured.

Regan is facing an allegation of first-degree assault in Clark County Superior Court. Judge Suzan Clark set Regan’s bail at $200,000 during a first appearance Wednesday.

Regan and her husband were at their North Image neighborhood apartment on May 8. They drank a bottle of vodka and smoked marijuana, and both of them eventually passed out. Regan fell asleep on the couch, and her husband slept in a bedroom, according to the affidavit.

Regan told police she woke to her husband making noise in the kitchen, and she became upset because he often behaves poorly when he “blacks out,” the affidavit says.

The allegations say Regan told her husband to go to bed, and then immediately describe stab wounds he suffered. The affidavit does not detail how the situation may have escalated.

The husband was stabbed several times with a large kitchen knife. One of the stab wounds “was in his chest, deep enough to damage the area near the heart,” the affidavit says. He also had a large cut on his hand, which medical staff at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center described as a defensive wound, according to the affidavit.

Regan said she noticed her husband was bleeding, ripped his shirt off and took him into the bathroom, court records say. She called a friend for help, and they decided to call 911 due to the seriousness of the injuries, according to the affidavit.

Regan allegedly claimed to have no knowledge about how the injuries occurred, and she wavered between acknowledging seeing a knife and trying to take it from her husband. The affidavit says police arrested her based on her inconsistent statements, finding no blood outside of the apartment and the couple being alone inside at the time of the stabbing.

An arraignment hearing in the case is scheduled for May 27.



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