Police: Woman stabbed 17 times while in shower at Antioch home


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police have arrested a man accused of using a kitchen knife to stab his wife 17 times while she was showering Tuesday night in their Antioch home.

Officers responded around 10:20 p.m. to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Rosalee Court off Mt. View Road.

When police arrived, they said they found the 31-year-old victim with multiple stab wounds to her neck, ear, shoulder, armpit and back.

She was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of critical injuries, officers said.

The woman’s 28-year-old husband, Jeremy Johnson was taken into custody at the home.

Jeremy Johnson (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department) 

According to an arrest affidavit, the victim was in the shower when her six-year-old entered the bathroom and told her that Johnson “had given her warm water” and was “bickering” with the child.

The paperwork states Johnson entered the bathroom and there was an argument that escalated into the woman asking her husband to stay somewhere else for the night. 

When he refused, the victim told officers she expressed that she would leave and that’s when Johnson became enraged, punching her in the mouth and stabbing her 17 times with a kitchen knife while she was still in the shower.

Johnson was interviewed by detectives and reportedly told police he stabbed the woman due to an argument over their parenting style.

He was booked into the Metro jail on a charge of attempted criminal homicide. His bond was set at $250,000.

No additional information was released and the investigation is ongoing.  

The Davidson County domestic violence hotline is 615-880-3000 and the national hotline is 800-356-6767.

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