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Harrod v. State

Maryland Court of Special Appeals
499 A.2d 959 (1985)


Facts

Cheryl Harrod invited a “friend,” Calvin Crigger, to her home on the belief that her husband, John Harrod had left for work. After Crigger was inside the home, John burst from the bedroom wielding a hammer in his hand and swinging it around while chasing Calvin and Cheryl through the house. At one point, John threw the hammer close to where their infant son, Christopher, was sitting in his crib and it got stuck in the wall. Immediately thereafter, Calvin ran out of the house. John returned to the bedroom, retrieved a hunting knife, and threatened to harm Cheryl. John put the knife into the banister near Cheryl’s arm and then followed her out to Calvin’s car where he “went after Calvin, going around and around the car.” John was charged with two counts of attempted assault, one against Christopher and one against Cheryl, and was also charged with two counts of carrying a deadly weapon openly with intent to injure. John was convicted and he appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Alpert, J.)

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