Wanda Palmer attack: Daniel Palmer III dies mysteriously after his sister identifies him as the attacker after 2 years in a coma


JACKSON COUNTY, West Virginia – A twist in the case of a West Virginia woman who woke up from a two-year coma and said her brother was the one who attacked her and nearly killed her. kill.

Police arrested the brother, Daniel Palmer III, last week. However, a few days later he died.

Daniel, who was charged with the brutal attack on his sister Wanda Palmer, was declared by law enforcement to be uncooperative as they tried to have him jailed after an initial legal process.

Now officials say he is dead.

Daniel died Thursday night in a hospital after being in jail for five days.

Palmer, of Jackson County, West Virginia, was charged with the 2020 attempted murder of his sister Wanda after he allegedly bludgeoned her with a hatchet or an ax to the head and face.

It was Wanda’s mother who called 911 after this happened.

“They came Wednesday morning to mow the grass for her and they found her in a big pool of blood, and they ran up the hill real fast on a 4-wheeler and told us,” her mother said. mother, Eileen Palmer. “I called the police and the ambulance.”

Wanda was found in her living room.

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“We show up and we see her on the couch. Bloodied and beaten in the head, bludgeoned in the head and face,” Jackson County Sheriff Ross Mellinger said.

They believed she was dead, but then heard sounds commonly known as the “death rattle”.

“I wouldn’t have bet a penny for her life that morning, she was in such bad shape,” Sheriff Mellinger added.

But Wanda was alive.

According to the criminal complaint, a witness saw Wanda’s brother in his trailer that night and investigators said there was a history of violence between them.

However, law enforcement had no weapons, no eyewitnesses to the attack, and no phone or video recordings. Additionally, Wanda was in a coma until about three weeks ago when she woke up in her nursing home, the sheriff said.

After waking up, she told investigators that the attacker that night was her own brother.

“So she can wake up and say the name, thank goodness. That’s all I can say, thank goodness,” Wanda’s friend Messi Powers said.

“This case is really about the tenacity, the strength and the perseverance of the victim itself,” Sheriff Mellinger said.

Early on, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department told CNN that Daniel was so uncooperative that they couldn’t take a brand new photo of him and that he wouldn’t sign paperwork allowing an attorney to take him. represent.

Now the question is, wouldn’t he or couldn’t cooperate because of a medical condition that no one ever knew existed? His attorney and guardian ad litem, Ryan Root, told CNN he would look into it and still said Daniel was in poor condition, unresponsive and essentially alive near the machine in the hospital.



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