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Woman accused of stabbing estranged husband in chest

Suspect lied about injuries, police say

Deana Trail, 45

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – A woman is accused of stabbing her estranged husband and throwing tuna fish oil on him during a fight at his home Monday afternoon, according to officials with the Ormond Beach Police Department.

Deana Trail, 45, called police around noon saying that her husband punched her in the face and she believed she had a broken nose and two black eyes, the report said. Trail and her husband are in the process of divorcing and expect it to be finalized within a week.

When police arrived, they said they found Trail's husband in front of the house, suffering from a stab wound on his chest. Trail was inside the home, police said.

The victim told police that Trail's name is still on the deed even though she no longer lives there and she came to the home to get her marriage certificate and a ride to get a new driver's license, the report said.

Trail got mad when the victim said he wouldn't help her, and that's when things turned physical, according to the affidavit. The victim said Trail threw tuna fish oil on him then made comments about going to pawn his tools as she stood over his toolbox.

The affidavit said Trail bit the victim on his arm when he tried to grab the toolbox away from her. The victim pulled his arm away and that's when he noticed Trail had a knife, which she then used to stab the victim, according to authorities.

Police said the victim tried to tell them a different version of events but her story didn't line up with the evidence. It was also determined that injuries she had suffered were from a fight the night before and not caused by the victim, according to the report.

When asked how the victim got a cut on his chest, police said Trail replied, "I do not know how he got the cut on his chest, he carries guns and knives, he probably stabbed himself," even though the officer never said he was stabbed.

The victim's mother also told police that she arrived at the home to bring her son food, and that's when he told her that Trail had a knife and "she would kill her also," police said. The victim's mother said Trail is homeless since she is in the middle of a divorce and that she made comments about killing the victim so she could move into the home, according to the affidavit.

The victim was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his stab wound. He has since been released.

Trail was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.


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