The Baltimore County police allege that a Maryland man stabbed his mother to death with a kitchen knife. The police also contend that he stabbed his sister with the knife, causing injuries. The man who purportedly committed these violent crimes was held without bail in the Maryland County jail.
The authorities claim that the man, 26, stabbed his family members at a house in Parkville. The mother was declared deceased at the crime scene, and the sister went to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to receive medical treatment for her serious injuries.
The accused man faces allegations that he committed murder and assault. The authorities charged the man with first-degree assault, first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
A criminal conviction for murder or assault can lead to a lengthy prison sentence. Individuals who face claims that they committed murder or other serious crimes may want to consult with an experienced attorney. A lawyer who specializes in criminal law could review the facts of the case and can give advice to people facing criminal charges. Sometimes, the circumstances surrounding an alleged crime may provide an individual charged with serious crimes with potential legal defenses. A lawyer may be able to help a person decide how they may want to proceed with their criminal case. If an individual has viable legal defenses, going through the process of a criminal trial may be a good option. A lawyer may also be able to help a person accused of a serious crime plead to a lesser crime in exchange for a shorter prison sentence.
Source: CBS Baltimore, “Man Charged In Mother?????????s Stabbing Death In Parkville”, May 06, 2013