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Woman Wakes Up From 2-Year Coma, Names Her Attacker

Jackson County, WV – A West Virginia woman who had been in a coma for two years woke up this week and identified her brother as the person who violently attacked her and left her with severe head injuries.

Wanda Palmer was found unconscious in her front yard on Flatwoods Road near Ravenswood on June 10, 2020 by lawn-care workers, WSAZ reported.

“They came Wednesday morning to mow her grass and they found her in a pool of blood,” her mother, Eileen Palmer, said. “They said they ran up on the hill real fast and told us, and I called the police.”

Palmer was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, suffering from serious head injuries, WSAZ reported.

Her mother, who lives next door, said she didn’t see or hear anything happening at her daughter’s home the night before.

“I had my windows open in my home, and we never heard one thing,” Eileen Palmer told WSAZ.

Palmer was initially placed on life support but was eventually able to breathe on her own although she didn’t regain consciousness.

Until this July when she woke up from her coma and identified her assailant as her brother, Daniel Palmer, WSAZ reported.

“After 2 years of being hospitalized and in a coma resulting from being attacked, hacked, and left for dead, Wanda Palmer is now awake to see her assailant in custody – her brother, Daniel Palmer,” the sheriff’s department posted to its official Facebook page.

Jackson County sheriff’s deputies arrested Palmer, WSAZ reported.

He has been charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding in the 2020 attack on his sister.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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