An Omaha woman who, according to court documents, was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill her husband and attempting to stab him pled not guilty in Washington County District Court on Tuesday.
Linda K. Beber, 61, is charged with terroristic threats, a Class 3A felony; and domestic assault with intent to cause bodily injury to an intimate partner, a Class 1 misdemeanor. Beber will next appear in court for a hearing Aug. 11.
According to an affidavit, Washington County sheriff's deputies were dispatched June 12 to a camper at 10022 Riverside Drive for a disturbance in progress.
The deputies were met by a man outside of the camper who said he and his wife had been arguing all day. The man said his wife had made many statements about wanting to kill him throughout the day. According to the affidavit, he provided text messages to deputies that said she would kill him.
The man told deputies Beber had grabbed a knife and came at him, but he grabbed her wrist and took the knife away before calling 911.
Beber told deputies she had been arguing with her husband all day and admitted she told him she would kill him. She said she went toward her husband with the knife and stabbed a pillow before he took the knife away form her.
On Tuesday, Beber's attorney, Justin Quinn, said her husband originally called Lakeside Hospital in Omaha because he wanted Beber to be taken to a facility to assist with her mental health. Quinn said Lakeside told Beber's husband to call the Washington County Sheriff's Office, which he did to request mental health assistance. Beber was later arrested.
As part of her bond, Beber was not to have any contact with her husband. At Quinn and her husband's request, Judge John E. Samson amended to bond to allow Beber and her husband to have contact during psychiatric counseling sessions and by telephone, text and FaceTime.