May 7, 2013

Montgomery County Police Make Arrest in Wheaton Stabbing

Montgomery County police recently reported that a 20-year-old man who allegedly stabbed another man, age 18, has now been arrested. Courtesy of Gazette.Net, the man arrested has been charged with the following:

  • First-degree assault
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Attempted first-degree murder
According to a Montgomery County Police news release, the arrest took place on April 18 in conjunction with a Wheaton stabbing that had taken place just two nights prior. On the night the stabbing occurred, police officers were responding to a report of a pedestrian down who had been hit by a car in the area of Reedie Drive and Georgia Avenue. Once officers arrived at the scene, they discovered instead a man, age 18, who had been stabbed approximately 16 times. According to the news release, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue responded and transported the victim to a local trauma center with life-threatening injuries. He was released from the hospital several days later and is now at home recovering.

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February 7, 2013

Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Make Suspect Arrest in Attempted Murder Case

According to a press release dated January 25, 2013, the Office of the Sheriff, Prince George’s County, Maryland reported the arrest of Andre Hamilton on an arrest warrant. The warrant, obtained from the New Carrollton Police Department in December, 2012, was issued for Attempted First Degree Murder.

The arrest warrant specified that on November, 28, 2012, the accused assaulted a male in the 5400 block of 85th Avenue, New Carrollton, Maryland. Witnesses reported observing the accused use a handgun to shoot the victim, firing three times prior to leaving the scene.

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June 20, 2012

Cannibalism Suspect in Maryland Faces Criminal Charges for Earlier Attack

A 21-year-old college student already facing criminal charges for an attack in May has now been charged with more serious offenses for the horrific assault and cannibalistic murder of a 37-year-old male. The 21-year-old suspect attacked another student at Baltimore’s Morgan State University in May, hitting him with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire and chains as he walked into the attacker’s apartment. Friends of the victim who followed the blood trail from the door to the backroom said they found the attacker standing over him with a knife, according to a news report. The suspect faces assault and reckless endangerment charges for the university dorm attack.

Days after the May attack, the victim learned that his attacker had allegedly used the same knife to kill and “carve” a 37-year-old man before eating his heart and brain. The murder victim, a Ghana native, had been staying at the family home of the attacker for six weeks when he disappeared on May 25. A Baltimore grand jury has indicted the suspect on numerous charges stemming from the Morgan State University attack including first and second degree attempted murder, first and second degree assault, and a MD weapons offense. He also faces murder and assault charges in the killing of the Ghana native.

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November 17, 2010

Attempted Murder Charges Dropped against Man for College Park Bar Brawl

Attempted murder charges against a 21-year-old man have been dropped for a bar fight that allegedly took place last month in College Park outside of the Thirsty Turtle. The Baltimore Sun reports that the man was suspected of cutting three University of Maryland students and another individual with a pocketknife.

According to the article, the man is facing second-degree assault charges even though evidence from surveillance video demonstrates that he was acting in self-defense during the apparent altercation. As of this writing, it has not been reported whether prosecutors will charge the other four individuals allegedly involved in the bar fight.

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