Woman accused of attacking husband with hammer

Published On: Feb 22 2013 10:10:10 AM CST
BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) -

A Burnsville woman is accused of assaulting her husband with a hammer and trying to strangle him with a telephone cord.

Seventy-one-year-old Sharon Ann Ripka is charged in Dakota County District Court with attempted domestic assault by strangulation, making terroristic threats and interfering with a 911 call.

A criminal complaint says police were called to the couple's home Monday where they found both covered with blood. The complaint says the husband, identified only as L.R., also had a telephone cord around his neck.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the husband told investigators his wife attacked him because he was still in bed at 8 a.m.