Finksburg man, 36, convicted of battery in wife's stabbing

June 20, 1993|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer

A Finksburg man charged with stabbing his wife during an argument was convicted of battery Thursday in Carroll County Circuit Court.

Alfred J. Jackson, 36, of the 3200 block of Sykesville Road was convicted as the result of a plea bargain.

Assistant State's Attorney Kathi Hill dismissed the remaining charges, one count each of assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to maim.

Jackson and his wife, Barbara Ann Jackson, 40, were lying on their bed arguing about 9 p.m. on Jan. 9 when Jackson forced his wife to sit up by pulling her hair, according to court records.

Mrs. Jackson told police that she looked over her left shoulder and saw Jackson holding a black knife, called a "Demon Knife."

The knife struck her immediately in the upper back and she fell to the floor next to the bed, court documents said.

Jackson attempted to apply medical attention to the wound, which was about a quarter-inch deep and a quarter-inch wide, court records said.

Mrs. Jackson was taken to Carroll County General Hospital by her sister, Martha Jean Settle, 28, and her son, Michael Patrick Holland, 21, whom she phoned several hours later when she began having difficulty breathing.

An emergency room physician said the stab wound was close to several vital organs, specifically her lungs, according to court records.

Jackson told the judge he did not stab his wife, but threw the knife at her unaware that the blade was exposed.

Judge Francis M. Arnold ordered a presentence investigation on Jackson at the request of Public Defender Judson K. Larrimore and Ms. Hill.

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