Man charged in stabbing at group home


A dispute between two residents of an Aberdeen group home for mentally challenged adults ended with one of them critically stabbed and the other arrested late yesterday afternoon.

About 5:30 p.m., John Cusimano, 54, was stabbed twice in the chest, twice in the back and once in the arm in the home where he lived in the 100 block of Spesutia Road, said Ginger Rigney, spokeswoman for the Harford County Sheriff's Department. Cusimano was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he underwent surgery last night.

Authorities charged Ricardo Brown, 43, with attempted first-degree murder in the stabbing.

Rigney said the men had "some type of ongoing dispute," but did not have details. She said the sheriff's department has no history of calls to the home indicating any problem.

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