Killeen, TX Man Knifed in Head, Wife Charged: What Happened?
This man not only gives the term 'hardheaded' a new meaning, but he's also lucky to be alive.
After a fight with her husband turned physical, a woman in Killeen, Texas took a kitchen knife and stabbed him on top of the head. Somehow, he lived through this assault, and she didn't get charged with attempted murder.
Domestic Dispute Gets Out of Hand
KWKT is reporting that Jordane Shayne Pryor and her spouse were involved in an argument which started as a verbal disagreement, then became violent. It's unclear what started the fight, but when Pryor's husband tried to leave, she allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife.
The report from Killeen Police stated the victim tried to take the knife from Pryor, then turned and ran toward the front door. As he attempted to unlock it, he was stabbed on the top of his head. The victim was finally able to open the door and get away. He was later transported to Advent Health Hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, Pryor was charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony. Her bond was set at a total of $110,000 and she remains in the Bell County Jail as of Tuesday.
Domestic Violence in Central Texas
In May, KCEN reported that domestic violence increased throughout Central Texas during the pandemic. In Waco, a 3% rise in family violence occurred from 2019 to 2021. In Temple, cases overall showed an 8% decrease in the same two year period, while Killeen saw the largest increase in the area, with almost 29% in the same time frame.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people every minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, or around 10 million men and women a year.