GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police say a 58-year-old woman told a detective she stabbed her husband with a knife because he was calling her names.

The disclosure was included in a probable cause affidavit filed in the arrest of Valerie Atcher. The woman from Cave Junction in southern Oregon is charged with first-degree manslaughter.

The affidavit says 55-year-old Eric Atcher died from a stab wound to his left inner bicep. His body was found Wednesday night in the couple’s backyard.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports ( ) Valerie Atcher was arraigned Thursday. The judge set bail at $50,000 and granted her a court-appointed attorney.

Information from: Daily Courier,

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