Woman tries to smother husband with pillow as he lays on hospital bed

6 month ago

Nashville news, Tennessee news.

A Nashville woman has been arrested after she allegedly tried to kill her husband by smothering him with a pillow as he laid on his hospital bed.

Barbara Jones, 60, was charged with attempted criminal homicide after she was caught smothering her ill husband while she visited him in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The victim, Joseph Jones, told investigators that his wife was smelling alcohol when she placed a pillow on his face and threw herself on top of it. He tried to push the button to summon a nurse but she didn't allow him to do so.

Joseph Jones managed to shout from under the pillow and his screams were heard by staff members.

Barbara Jones was held on $50,000 bond and is due back in court Wednesday.