Bradenton man charged with trying to butcher his wife

Herald Staff ReportJanuary 17, 2014 

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MANATEE -- A man is facing attempted murder charges after investigators say he tried to butcher his wife when she locked him out after a fight, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday evening, Howard Good and his wife were in an argument in the home they share in the 4500 block of 20th Street West in Bradenton. The woman called 911, but Good left the home before deputies arrived, according to the sheriff's office.

At about 12:10 a.m. Thursday, Good returned home to discover his wife had locked him out for fear of her life, the report said. He then began smashing in all the windows in the house and crawled in through one of them, armed with a butcher knife, the sheriff's office said.

Good then began to slash his wife in the face, arms and shoulder, the report said. She attempted to wrestle the knife away from him, receiving defensive wounds to her hands.

"The victim stated that the suspect told her to let go of the knife because he was not through killing her," the report stated.

Good then stabbed her in the abdomen, according to deputies.

Deputies arrived moments later, finding Good outside the home with the knife still in his hand.

His wife was taken to hospital and was reported to be in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

Good was taken to Blake to be treated for cuts he received before being taken into custody.

"It should be noted that just prior to being released, the suspect did not appear concerned about the incident and even asked a nurse if she would marry him," the report said.

Good remains in custody at the Manatee County jail being held without bond.

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