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Daughter Charged In Hatchet Attack On Parents Will Undergo Mental Evaluation

Posted at 4:44 PM, Mar 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-20 16:51:04-04

AMBER WILSONWYOMING, Mich.–A woman from Wyoming accused of stabbing her mother and stepfather with a hatchet  appeared in Wyoming District Court on March 20th.

Amber Wilson, 28,  is charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

At her attorney’s request, the judge decided Wilson will undergo a mental evaluation to determine criminal responsibility before the case can move forward.

Wilson,  who was handcuffed during the hearing, appeared somewhat frail and strange in the courtroom, according to her relatives.

“My heart sank,  it just sank for my dad and Pam because she doesn’t look well,” said Tammie Clark, Wilson’s step-sister.

Wilson suffered a brain injury when she was a teenager during a car accident and relatives believe that may have played a role in this incident.

“We just don’t know, hopefully she will get the help that she needs.” said Clark.

Back on March 6th, Amber Wilson, who lived with her mother and stepfather, was arrested for attacking the couple with a hatchet while they slept.

Pamela Wilson and Harold Clark both survived the stabbings.

According court records, Wilson told the couple they were going to die and that she was going to kill them while standing over their bed with the weapon.

The affidavit goes on to say Amber swung the weapon down, hitting her mother in the shoulder before moving onto her stepfather, striking him in the chest. Harold Clark was able to get the hatchet out of Amber’s hands. Police say that’s when she ran into the basement, and the couple ran to get help.

The couple is home from the hospital but are still healing from stab wounds to the chest and shoulder.

“You know my dad and his wife are going to be good,  the scars will heal,  but mentally that’s the tough part, ” said stepdaughter Tammie Clark.

Wilson will undergo the mental examination by a state employee in the coming weeks and then the judge will meet with lawyers to determine the next step, depending on the findings of the evaluation.