Kansas wife charged in beating of her husband

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SHAWNEE, Kan. — The wife of a man found severely beaten in June now faces charges.

The Johnson County District Attorney charged Denise Davey with attempted murder in the beating of Dennis Davey.

Three other people face the same charges. They are: Nicole Carter, Adam Hersh and Whitney Hersh.

Carter is the victim’s stepdaughter and Denise Davey’s daughter.

In June, police were called out to a home in the area of Nieman and 55th Street at about 1 a.m. on a disturbance call, where someone was reported to be armed.

One of the neighbors knew something was wrong just after midnight when he heard his dog barking.

“He heard the ruckus and saw the guy crawling out the backdoor bloody; all over blood and asked him what happened and saw the girl running, so he chased her and caught the girl,” said neighbor Jeannie Shaffer when she talked to FOX 4 in June.

“The boy had blood all over him, he had his shirt off and he was trying to wipe it off,” said, Billy Kilgore, the neighbor who helped apprehend one of the female suspects after she ran from the home.

Police later caught two other suspects, reportedly the stepdaughter’s boyfriend and friend, with the help of a police dog.

Neighbors say they were told the three suspects beat him up and then waited for him to die.

“Apparently there were drugs all over the place,” Shaffer said. “I guess they were sitting there partying while he was sitting on the floor bleeding.”

Davey was able to talk to officers before he was taken to the hospital.

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