Florida man jailed after woman found with hatchet wound
A Florida man accused of ramming a hatchet in the head of a woman he was staying with just before Thanksgiving was tracked down 150 miles from the scene and charged with attempted murder.
The woman’s family prepared to take her from life on Saturday. It wasn’t immediately clear if the fees could be increased.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found the 56-year-old woman with “a hatchet out of her head” when she responded to a call about an attempted murder at the Silver Lake Mobile Home Park in St .Petersburg responded Tuesday.
The woman, identified by WFLA Tampa as Lisa Rogers Eaton, was miraculously alive and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was treated for life-threatening injuries.
The report quoted the sheriff’s office as saying that Eaton is in stable condition at the hospital, but her younger sister told the station they are preparing to take a ventilator off her on Saturday.
Donna Voye said family and friends would gather to be with Eaton to pray and say goodbye to the woman who she said would “help everyone”.
“She’ll give you anything you want,” Voye said, including allowing Michael Doughtery, 40, to stay with her and her husband after he lost his job.
“We don’t get it,” Voye said. “We can’t understand that because she wouldn’t hurt anyone.”
“No family should ever get a call like we got, or them, that their family member was being assaulted as brutally as our little sister,” Voye said.
Doughtery fled the scene before the police arrived. Detectives later tracked him down near Gainesville, about 150 miles north of St. Petersburg.
Just before 3 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, an Alachua County assemblyman pulled Doughterty over and took him into custody, where he was charged with attempted second-degree murder.
Doughtery was being held in the Alachua County Jail and is being transferred to the Pinellas County Jail.
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