After two years in a coma, West Virginia woman wakes to name brother in assault - NBC information

A West Virginia woman woke up from a years-long coma after being brutally attacked and recognized her brother as the assailant, in keeping with local studies.

Wanda Palmer. Wanda Palmer.Jackson County WV Sheriff's workplace

Wanda Palmer had been in a long time period care facility in New Martinsville, West Virginia, after being overwhelmed in her home in June of 2020, according to the West Virginia Metro news. When Palmer changed into found out, Jackson County Sheriff Ross Mellenger spoke of she changed into so savagely attacked, authorities notion she become lifeless, the paper reported.

Palmer's care facility contacted authorities remaining week to let them recognize the girl had come out of her coma, the Metro information stated.

NBC news has contacted Jackson County Sheriff's branch for remark.

clinical personnel informed authorities that, despite struggling brain damage from the assault, that Palmer became able to communicate satisfactory to determine her assailant, Metro information mentioned.

"The keys to the total factor lay with the victim herself and with her unable to communicate we have been left with nothing. Now low and behold two years later and boom, she's unsleeping and capable of tell us precisely what took place," Mellenger instructed Metro information.

Daniel Palmer, Wanda Palmer's brother, turned into arrested after being identified as the attacker, in keeping with Metro information.

"He didn't provide us any fight or anything else. There become a little little bit of shock, but now not thoroughly," Mellenger told Metro news of the arrest.

officers observed they believed Daniel Palmer allegedly attacked his sister with a machete or a hatchet.

He was arrested on suspicion of tried murder and malicious wounding.

It was now not immediately clear if Daniel Palmer had retained an attorney.

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