- by theguardian
- 04 Dec 2022
A woman in Washington state managed to escape after allegedly being bound, stabbed and buried alive by her estranged husband.
Chae Kyong An, 53, was arrested later that morning after police found him in his van near a local hiking trail, reported the Olympian.
Kyong An faces numerous recommended charges, including attempted first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping. He is being held without bail.
According to the court filing, Kyong An attacked his wife while the two were discussing their impending divorce and money.
Kyong An later smashed the watch with a hammer, then drove her to a local wooded area and began digging a hole before stabbing her multiple times in the chest, she told police. He then allegedly dragged her into the hole and covered it with a tree.
The woman estimated to police that she had been buried for several hours. She said she managed to remove some of the duct tape from her hands and was able to escape the hole. She ran for almost 30 minutes until she found a house, where the residents called 911.
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