Baltimore man gets 13-year sentence for assaulting his former girlfriend


An Anne Arundel County judge has sentenced a Baltimore man to 13 years in prison for an attack in August on his former girlfriend.

Edward Lee Schildtknecht, 43, of Baltimore was sentenced Friday to 20 years, with seven years suspended in favor of five years of supervised probation, according to court records. Circuit Judge Ronald A. Silkworth also ordered him to pay $350 to the victim.

In March, a jury convicted him of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and false imprisonment, but found him not guilty of attempted murder.

According to police, Schildtknecht forced Dawn Morris out of her car and into his van in Brooklyn Park, where he repeatedly stabbed her, including in the neck, before dropping her off at St. Agnes HealthCare in Baltimore. Doctors told police she would have died without prompt treatment. Schildtknecht maintained that he did not intend to hurt her.

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