Shelton, WA (7-9-15) — Stacy isn’t the first woman to invoke the abused woman defense against charges of domestic violence. It also illustrates the problem of domestic violence runs deeper than gender.
Andrew Davis (for the Mason County Journal) reported the woman accused of stabbing her husband last month pleaded not guilty Monday in Mason County Superior Court, Judge Amber Finlay presiding.
Stacy Harvey, 50, of the 200 block of South 12th Street, is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly stabbing her husband, Walter Harvey, in the back on June 22, 2015.
Harvey has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for 8-17-15 and a trial date set for 8-25-15.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Harvey’s husband called the police after being woken up with a knife sticking out of his back. A blanket was pinned between the knife and his back.
Harvey Told police she was tired of her husband’s abuse toward her. She said she would track her husband down and “finish the job” if she was released.
Harvey is being held at Mason County Jail on $150,000 bail.