Man enters guilty plea in HCC stabbing

11-year term imposed in attack on security guard

February 15, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Baltimore man who stabbed a Howard Community College security guard as she reported to work last year pleaded guilty to first-degree assault yesterday in Howard County Circuit Court.

After a plea agreement, Gilbert Lee Redmond Jr., 29, of Gwynn Oak, was sentenced to 11 years in prison by Judge Dennis M. Sweeney.

Redmond stabbed his former girlfriend several times in the back of the head and neck in March, according to court papers filed by the state's attorney's office.

The attack took place less than two weeks after the woman alleged in court papers that Redmond had raped her at knifepoint in Baltimore and threatened to kill her.

On March 29, the woman was getting out of her car on the HCC parking lot when she heard Redmond call her. The woman said Redmond began chasing her with a knife in his hand. She ran toward a campus building, but Redmond caught her from behind.

According to court papers, Redmond stabbed her, and the woman fell, trying to use her hands to block the knife. When Redmond dropped the knife, the woman rolled on top of it to prevent him from picking it up.

Chased by other guards, Redmond fled in a car.

Police arrested him two days later after a brief chase in Baltimore involving the same vehicle.

DNA found on the knife blade and handle matched that of Redmond and the victim.

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