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Woman Stabs Stepdad For Playing Gospel Music: Police

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Mary Katherine Atkinson, 32, is accused of attacking her stepdad with an axe because she was sick of his gospel music.
Mary Katherine Atkinson, 32, is accused of attacking her stepdad with an axe because she was sick of his gospel music.

A North Carolina man was stitched up after his stepdaughter allegedly attacked him with an axe because she detested the gospel music he played.

Mary Katherine Atkinson, 32, of Mount Holly, was charged Sunday with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. She was taken to the Gaston County Jail and booked on $100,000 bail.

Police say the suspect told her mother that she was sick of hearing 72-year-old stepfather's gospel music and was “going to cut him up with the ax,” WSOC-TV reports.

The stepfather, Reginald Robinson suffered minor injuries in the head and the hand. He was taken to the hospital and released a short time later after receiving stitches, RawStory reports.

Robinson, was shocked by Atkinson's actions.

“She came in and the attack started. I was just baffled to see it happen,” Robinson told WSOC-TV. “God was with me, and I was able to subdue her.”

Atkinson has lived with her mother and stepfather for more than a year, Robinson told the Gaston Gazette. He said she had changed in recent weeks.

“The last several days there seemed to be some difference in behavioral patterns,” he told the paper. “It was just sort of out of the blue.”

Robinson said his wife has spoken to Atkinson since he went to the hospital.

He said his stepdaughter cried, apologized and said that she can’t remember what happened, according to the paper.

Robinson won't speculate about the attack but is hoping to get help for his stepdaughter.

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