Wife ‘tried to hack off husband’s head with a power saw while he slept’…

and she still doesn’t want a divorce!

A woman denies that she was trying to kill  her husband even though she lined their bedroom with plastic sheets, bleach, and  garbage bags in the hours before she was found standing over him as he slept  holding a power saw.

The most emotional testimony in the trial of  Renee Bishop-McKean were heard in court as her husband told how the noise of the  Sawzell reciprocating woke him up in time to fight her off.

Even though he was able to escape the slice  of the blade, the fight continued as she had laid out a hatchet and a mallet in  the kitchen and she went on to attack him with those when the saw failed.

Accused: Renee Bishop-McKean, 44, said that she was chasing an intruder but she was found holding a chainsaw just inches from her husband's neck and had prepared the house for a massive clean up

Accused: Renee Bishop-McKean, 44, said that she was  chasing an intruder but she was found holding a chainsaw just inches from her  husband’s neck and had prepared the house for a massive clean up

The harrowing attack occurred on October 14,  2011 in the family’s Everett, Washington home, and it was only stopped when  police heard screaming and responded to the scene.

In spite of her excuse that she saw an  intruder escape through the couple’s daughter’s window, her husband was  screaming when they arrived.

‘It was you, it was you! You tried to cut my  head off. You’re going to jail!’ Herald  Net reports him saying.

Victim: The husband (pictured in court) has not been named in hopes of protecting the children

Victim: The husband (pictured in court) has not been  named in hopes of protecting the children

The husband, 37, has not been publicly  identified in an effort to protect the couple’s children.

According to local station KOMO  News’ coverage of the trial, there  were several warning signs that something was awry that night, but none could  have predicted that Bishop-McKean, 44, would try to decapitate her husband.

The couple had recently separated, and the  night of the attack was the first evening that the husband had returned home- at  her request.

When he pulled up to the house, Bishop-McKean  told him to park down the street and not in front of the home.

Reports after the incident assert that she  had laid sheets over the back seat  and cargo area of the family Jeep Cherokee.  Presumably for the clean up, she had bought multiple roasting pans, bleach, and  garbage bags.

The husband confirmed to police that he had  recently bought a box of large  white garbage bags so he didn’t understand why  she had two additional  bags of large black garbage bags under the sink.

The same confusion came from the presence of  the eight roasting pans that  were in the kitchen, because normally they just  kept one in the house  for Thanksgiving dinner.

He also found several gallons of bleach under  the kitchen sink, bathroom  sink, and on top of the refrigerator, which was much  more than the  single bottle they normally kept in the home.

KOMO News says that the husband told  police that when he got into bed that  evening, he heard a ‘crinkle noise’ which  she told him was an extra  blanket. Really it was the plastic sheets she used to  line the bed.

He woke up to the noise of the Sawzall  blade  just inches away from the neck, and she convinced him that she had heard an  intruder in the home.

Police later checked the window in the  daughter’s room which Bishop-McKean claimed was the escape route for the  intruder, but they deemed that it was not viable since there is a childproof  lock on the window and there were no footprints at the scene.

Initial reports say that he then checked the  house for the supposed intruder, she came after him with the hatchet and mallet  that were in the kitchen.

During his testimony on Tuesday, he described  the attack as being more aggressive.

Testimony: The husband said in court that he stopped her from using the chainsaw by taking out the battery

Testimony: The husband said in court that he stopped her  from using the chainsaw by taking out the battery

‘Renee came at me in the kitchen with the  Sawzall raised up, we had a struggle over it. She kept pulling the trigger to  make it run, so I reached out and pulled the battery out of it,’ he told the  court.

Amid the struggle with the various weapons,  the husband sustained cuts and scrapes on his arms, one of which required seven  stitches.

Since her arrest that evening, Bishop-McKean  was charged with first degree attempted murder and domestic violence assault.

The reason for the separation that prompted  the attack has never been publicly stated, but Bishop-McKean continues to refuse  her husband’s request for a divorce.

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