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ETX police sergeant to consider plea in syringe stabbing of wife

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David Horn (Source: Bowie County Sheriff's Office) David Horn (Source: Bowie County Sheriff's Office)
TEXARKANA, TX (KLTV) -

A judge in Texarkana has given a former northeast Texas police sergeant a week to decide whether to take a plea in an assault case where he's accused of injecting his wife with animal-euthanizing drugs.

David Horn, formerly a sergeant with the Hooks Police Department, is set for trial in September for the attack last year on his wife. On Thursday, State District Judge Bobby Lockhart gave Horn's lawyer until August 16 to let him know if Horn will plead guilty or go to trial.

The Bowie County Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 call from Horn's daughter just after midnight October 15, 2012. Deputies say they arrived to find an unresponsive female lying on the floor with blood on and around her. They were told at the time that she had been stabbed with syringes from an unknown animal tranquilizer.

Misty Horn was airlifted to a Texarkana hospital where she was in a coma for days.

The Texarkana Gazette reports documents show that Horn had access to drugs because of animal control work he did in Hooks.

If convicted, he could get life in prison.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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