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Satan & NASCAR: New charge filed against woman who allegedly drove into church, stabbed husband

Jeff Bobo, NET News Service • Jul 29, 2014 at 5:07 PM

CHURCH HILL — Police have added an aggravated assault charge against the woman who allegedly drove her car into a Church Hill church on the night of March 16, and then stabbed her husband in the chest at the altar when he came to check on her.

Stephanie Faye Hamman, 23, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Hawkins County Sessions Court Wednesday afternoon.

She was originally charged with attempted first degree murder and felony vandalism. The stab wound reportedly barely missed the heart of her husband, Steve Hamman. On Sunday, however, Church Hill Police Department Officer Dustin Dean amended the charges to include aggravated assault.

Hamman allegedly told police that God told her to drive through the front doors of Providence Church on Ordnance Drive the night of March 16. She allegedly stated that the devil was in her when she attempted to stab her husband in the heart. She reportedly told police her husband was "worshiping NASCAR", and that the devil put bad ideas in her head.

Our partners at the Kingsport Times-News have more on the case.

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