The Richmond Register

April 25, 2014

Man indicted on attempted murder charge

Sister stabbed, severely wounded in attack

By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — A Madison grand jury has indicted a man on an attempted murder charge in the February stabbing of his sister.

Patrick A. Hamner, 32, also was indicted on three counts of terroristic threatening, first-degree burglary and resisting arrest.

After responding to a call in the 100 block of Woods Trail on Feb. 21, a Richmond police officer reported finding Billie Morgan on the floor of her home, covered in blood from numerous stab wounds.

The officer who detained Hamner at the scene said he was “belligerent and making threats toward the officers as well as the victim,” according to the report.

Hamner had been staying at Morgan’s home, but she told police he was asked to leave, the report stated.

He left but returned later and forced his way into the home, Morgan said. Hamner then began kicking and stabbing her with a pocket knife and a screwdriver, the RPD reported.

Morgan suffered wounds to her face, hand, top of the head, neck, lower abdomen and back. One of the stab wounds was to her ear canal, according to the RPD.

She was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment.

Hamner has remained in the Madison County Detention Center since his arrest. His bond was set at $75,000.

Hamner was indicted on the three counts of terroristic threatening because he verbally said he would kill his sister and two RPD officers at the time of his arrest, according to the indictment.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at or 624-6694.