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Woman wrapped her paralyzed husband with a blanket and tried to kill him by putting a trash bag over his head while he was asleep

According to the court documents, the 57-year-old woman was arrested and booked September 19. Prosecutors say that she was charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted strangulation, and alteration or concealment of evidence. Her bond was set at $1 million.

According to the police officials, officers responded to her residence Sunday regarding a domestic disturbance. Her husband reportedly told responding officers that he suffered a stroke eight years ago and lost 80 percent of the function on his right side. 

The victim from Idaho, who was not named, reportedly told police he sat down in a chair for a nap around 6 p.m. His wife, Mildred Hope, then took another blanket and wrapped him into the chair very tightly. He reportedly woke up with a plastic garbage bag over his head.

The husband was able to tear a hole in the bag so he could breathe. His wife then tried fighting him and tightened the bag around him.

The victim was eventually able to escape by breaking the recliner chair he was sitting in and rolling onto the floor. Hope then left the room, and the victim called his sister, who then called police.

Police found the trash bag in the garbage can. Authorities say the bag had marks on it that were the size of hands and fingers. This incident remains under investigation. This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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