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Good Samaritan delivers eulogy for wheelchair-bound woman who was brutally stabbed to death

Hundreds packed the Peace Baptist Church in Avondale to say their final goodbyes to the 60-year-old wheelchair-bound woman who was fatally stabbed in Roselawn (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Gordon Graham) Hundreds packed the Peace Baptist Church in Avondale to say their final goodbyes to the 60-year-old wheelchair-bound woman who was fatally stabbed in Roselawn (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Gordon Graham)
During his eulogy, Carpenter encouraged the gathering to look after their neighbors, get to know them and help them when they're in trouble (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Gordon Graham) During his eulogy, Carpenter encouraged the gathering to look after their neighbors, get to know them and help them when they're in trouble (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Gordon Graham)
AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) -

Hundreds packed the Peace Baptist Church in Avondale to say their final goodbyes to the 60-year-old wheelchair-bound woman who was fatally stabbed in Roselawn.

Patricia Hummons was found dead on Jan. 18. with multiple stab wounds, laying on the side walk in the 1800 block of Losantville where she lived Avnenue.

[Related: Bond set at $500k for Roselawn murder suspect]

Officials say a Good Samaritan, Timothy Carpenter, tried to save Hummons' life by wrestling the weapon away from 21-year-old Andrew Kimbrough, the man who stabbed Hummons. He was able to hold Kimbrough down for police.

Pastor Carpenter delivered the Friday's eulogy for Hummons. 

Carpenter says he still gets emotional when he thinks about the attack that claimed Hummons' life but believes that Hummons actually saved his life, which is why he wanted to deliver her eulogy.

"I heard someone say 'look', Carpenter said. "I looked up and when he struck me in the neck a couple of times, but if I wouldn't have turned from someone saying look, which I really feel it might have been Ms. Pat saying it,  he probably would have cut my throat."

Carpenter, a Navy veteran with years of material arts training, still bears the physical scars of the attack, multiple stab wounds which he admits are painful, but the deepest wound is the guilt he feels.

"I feel that if I would have gotten there faster I could have made a difference, more of a difference," Carpenter said.

During his eulogy, Carpenter encouraged the gathering to look after their neighbors, get to know them and help them when they're in trouble. He also says that his story parallels the story of the Good Samaritan. 

"Ms. Pat became my neighbor. All I seen was that could be my mother, that could be my sister," Carpenter said. 

Even with his own life being threatened, Carpenter did something most people would find extraordinary.

"As I lay there, I said to the young man as I bled out 'I forgive you'," Carpenter said.

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