In June 2020, neighbors found Wanda Palmer slumped over her couch and covered in blood with serious injuries that authorities say appeared to be from a hatchet or axe.
“I wouldn’t have put a dime on her life that morning,” Jackson County Sheriff Ross Mellinger told WCHS. “She was in such bad shape. And, in all honesty, she was unconscious and medically circling the drain. Massive, massive amounts of head injuries. You know, consistent with some kind of machete or cleaver injury. “
Wanda Palmer has been hospitalized since then and could not tell investigators who attacked her and why.
Mellinger said authorities attempted to eliminate suspects, develop leads and execute search warrants. He added that Wanda Palmer and her brother, 55-year-old Daniel Palmer, had a history of violence. But authorities had no evidence that he could have done so.
Days ago, Wanda Palmer’s nursing home called authorities saying she was awake and able to utter words.
When an MP asked her who had hurt her, she said it was her brother.
“So she can wake up and say put the name, thank god. That’s all I can say. Thank god, because she definitely deserves justice. Definitely,” said Mellinger.
Daniel Palmer was charged with attempted murder and malicious assault.
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