Mercer County woman accused of stabbing wheelchair-bound husband


HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – A woman is in custody after police say she stabbed her wheelchair-bound husband in a Mercer County apartment on Monday.

The Harrodsburg Police Department says 42-year-old Tonia Chilton called them from Magnolia Street Apartments in Harrodsburg to say she stabbed her husband.

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After arriving, police say they found Earl Chilton in a wheelchair with blood on his shirt. Earl Chilton told police his wife stabbed him.

Police say he also told them Tonia Chilton was “going crazy” and that she cut up his wheelchair and broke his phone so that he couldn’t call for help.

Officers say paramedics determined Earl Chilton suffered three stab wounds, all within an inch of his heart.