Lynnwood woman, 78, charged in beating of husband

LYNNWOOD — A 78-year-old Lynnwood woman is accused of attacking her 84-year-old husband because she believed he cheated on her several times during their marriage.

The man suffered several broken ribs, a shattered pelvis and a fractured wrist, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Valerie Shapiro wrote in court documents.

The prosecutor charged the woman on Thursday with second-degree assault. The defendant was arrested late last month and remains in jail on $70,000 bail.

The woman allegedly told police she pushed her husband down and hit him with a bowl and a metal pipe. Investigators recovered the woman’s diary in which she allegedly wrote, “I beat him again.” The diary described how she hit her husband with a carpet sweeper and went after him with a knife. The diary entry also stated that “I told him it would be worth going to jail just to watch him bleed to death,” Shapiro wrote.

A witness told police the woman admitted that she had kicked her husband three times in the groin over the last six months because she believed he’d had an affair 35 years ago, according to court documents.

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