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Haysville man charged in woman’s knife attack

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 10:26 p.m.

A 28-year-old man accused of attempted first-degree murder his estranged wife’s stabbing made his first appearance in court Wednesday, Sedgwick County District Attorney spokeswoman Georgia Cole said.

Clint Waylon Cook, 28, of Haysville, faces the attempted murder charge and one count each of aggravated burglary and battery in connection with the Feb. 8 knife attack on his 28-year-old wife in her Goddard home, records show.

Cook’s preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 27, Cole said in response to e-mailed questions.

He is held in Sedgwick County jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Cook turned himself into Haysville police about two hours after the stabbing, which left the woman with critical knife wounds to her neck, throat, chest and leg, Goddard police Chief Sam Houston said last week.

She underwent surgery at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis and was expected to recover, Houston has said. The woman was not listed as a patient Thursday afternoon, a hospital operator said.

The woman’s five children, ages 3 to 13, were in mobile home but unharmed during the attack. One of them called 911, Houston has said.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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