UPDATE: Hawkeye woman pleads not guilty in sword attack

A Hawkeye woman accused of attacking her husband with swords had her first appearance in Fayette County District Court on Thursday.

Kim Renee Cannon, 58, is charged with attempted murder. Magistrate Judge David Hansen set her bail at $25,000 cash or surety. If she makes bail, she must be supervised by Pretrial Services.


Hanson also appointed attorney Nathan Moonen, of Ossian, to represent her at state expense and issued a no contact order to protect Cannon’s husband, who was transported to a La Crosse, Wis., hospital with life-threatening injuries to his face and head.

On Friday, Moonen entered a plea of not guilty on Cannon’s behalf.

Her next scheduled court date is a bond review hearing at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the Fayette County Courthouse in West Union.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 8.

Cannon was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 18 at her home after the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a domestic violence incident. A deputy reported that upon entering the home, he found Cannon sitting on the kitchen floor with blood on her face and sweatshirt and two bloody swords next to her. He then found her husband with multiple lacerations to his face and head.