By Karl Man
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
6:09 PM CDT, September 8, 2010
For the first time details were revealed of what prosecutors say led up to an Assaria woman's death. Among the people testifying during Michael Andrew Paulson's preliminary hearing; his sister-in-law,who was stabbed 14 times before she got away to get help.
Forty-one year-old Jesse Putman took the stand to tell the court what she says happened the night her sister-in-law died. They went to the Paulson household on the night of July 6. Their plan was to gather some clothes - that's when she says Michael attacked them both.
"I started fighting block the knife. I didn't want to die" said Putnam.
She was able to escape following the attack; Putnam hopped in her car and drove to Salina. Police say Putman ended up in the parking lot of a store her car covered in her blood.
Valerie and Michael Paulson's daughter Keerstan Hoffman also testified. She says her dad called her right after the incident.
"He said he killed her and he will see me in heaven. I didn't know what he was talking about" said Hoffman.
Michael Paulson is charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. If found guilty he could face a life sentence in jail.
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