Woman attempts to kill Husband over Medical Marijuana argument

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on October 30, 2018.

A 70-year-old Adams County woman is accused of attempting to kill her husband as he wanted to use medical marijuana.

Palma A. Conrad  is charged with attempted murder, attempted homicide, and two counts of aggravated assault after she stabbed her husband, Richard Conrad, multiple times in the chest, face, and neck.

Adams County Assistant District Attorney Miranda Blazek announced the allegations against Conrad in a press release on Tuesday.

According to a police affidavit filed by Officer Anthony Gilberto of the Littlestown Police Department, Conrad stabbed her husband because of his desire to use medical marijuana, saying she was “sick of it.”

Gilberto had responded to a 911 call from the Conrads’ house and as he arrived the couple's home in the 300-block of Lexington Way, found saw Mrs. Conrad exiting the home with a black eye and blood on her hands,
arms, and face.

Richard Conrad, was lying on the living room floor and covered in blood. He told police he was asleep in a recliner when his wife stabbed him in the chest. He said he punched his wife in the face in an attempt to stop the attack.

Richard Conrad was flown to a hospital by helicopter and was said to be in stable condition.

Palma Conrad told police she argued with her husband because he wanted to use medical marijuana. She said she was upset and "sick of it" over her husband getting medical marijuana, so after an argument, she walked into the kitchen, saw the knife, and decided to kill him, the criminal complaint states.

Palma also told police that she had thought about killing her husband for over a month and was “disappointed” to know he was still alive.

Police took her in a police car and placed in Adams County Prison on $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7.

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