A Church Hill woman allegedly crashed her car into a church and then stabbed her husband in the chest after telling him, “The devil is in me,” according to a police news release.
Steven Hamman told Church Hill police just before 10 p.m. Sunday that his wife Stephanie Hamman drove her car through the front doors of Providence Church. He went in the building to check on her after she called him from the church and found her lying in front of the altar. She then stabbed him with a large kitchen knife, according to the release.
He pulled the knife from his chest, returned to his apartment at The Landings, 230 Silver Lake Road, which is across the street from the church, and waited on police and emergency workers to arrive.
Some other facts pointed out in the story:
- Hamman reportedly told police she wants to live for God and he told her to not smoke pot all day and all night, but only at night “to relax.”
- God wanted to get her in the church, so she drove through the front doors of the building.
- She said the devil told her to bring the knife.
- “I laid down in front of the altar until he got there,” she said, according to the news release. “I prayed I would not have to use it on him, but I did.”
- She indicated her husband smokes a lot of marijuana and asked whether he was dead.
- Hamman was charged with attempted murder and vandalism.
Hamman also told police about her marijuana smoking habits.
“I love to smoke it,” she said, according to the release. “Sometimes when I do, I start seeing things that others don’t. Isn’t God good? He told me this would happen, and just look, I am okay.”
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.