TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - The defense attorney for a former Hooks, Texas police officer accused of stabbing his wife with a syringe full of animal tranquilizer was back in court Thursday, asking for copies of his alleged victim's medical records.
David Horn, 44, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct for allegedly stabbing Misty Horn with a syringe loaded with a drug used to euthanize animals at his home on Moss Lane back in October 2012.
Deputies found her after a call from a male family member who was also in the house that day, who told deputies that Horn had assaulted his wife and pointed a gun at his head and threatened to shoot him.
Misty Horn survived, after spending days in intensive care in very serious condition.
Now, David Horn's defense team wants copies of her medical records. Bowie County District Judge Bobby Lockhart granted that request Thursday, and ordered the records handed over.
Trial is set to start in Rockwall, Texas, near Dallas, in September, thanks to a change of venue. "We don't want anyone to make a decision based on public opinion," explains Defense attorney Danny Cook.
"And after the truth does come out and the evidence is presented to a jury of his peers, we do expect an acquittal," says Robert Witterstaetter, another attorney on Horn's defense team.
Horn remains been free on bond, since it was reduced from $1 million to $150,000.