Stabbing suspect indicted for attempted murder
A man who is accused of breaking into an ex's home and nearly stabbing her to death with scissors has been indicted by a Haywood County Grand Jury for attempted first-degree murder.
Nashon David Willoughby, 28, was arrested in May, accused of sneaking into a Waynesville home through unlocked doors and choking and stabbing the female victim, who was sleeping on her recliner at the time. The woman sustained 15 to 20 stab wounds before her 13-year-old daughter counter attacked the suspect by punching him in the face, according to reports from police at the time.
Willoughby fled the scene on foot and was later arrested by Waynesville police.
In addition to attempted murder, he is charged with felony assault by strangulation, felony first degree burglary and felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury. He is scheduled to appear in Haywood County Superior Court Aug. 4.