A 45-year-old Maryland corrections officers were arrested and charged with premeditate murder and other charges after he stabbed his wife and told the authorities that they’d been attacked by another person. The authorities stated that clues found in the man’s home didn’t match his account of the incident.
Maryland Corrections Officer Shackled Wife in Basement
On Wednesday, the Maryland authorities were summoned to a Charles County house following a frantic 911 call from a man who claimed he and his wife were attacked and stabbed by an unknown individual.
After arriving at the location, the first responders discovered a severely injured woman in the home’s basement. The victim was rushed to the hospital where the doctors determined that she was stabbed multiple times. As of Wednesday, the woman’s condition remains critical.
The homeowner, 45-year-old Armando Quispe Rodriguez, a Maryland Corrections Officer, told the authorities that they were attacked by an unknown individual who stabbed both him and his wife.
However, several clues found in Rodriguez’s home led detectives to believe that the individual might throw the authorities on a false lead.
The Maryland corrections officer was taken to the hospital as he had multiple lacerations on his arms, reportedly from fighting off the aggressor. After receiving medical attention, the man was taken into custody and charged with premeditated murder, false imprisonment, first-degree assault, and other charges stemming from his arrest.
During his police interview, the man confessed he assaulted his wife while she was asleep and used his handcuffs in order to subdue the woman. He then dragged the woman to the basement where she shackled her ankles and continued beating her. Minutes before calling the authorities, the man stabbed his wife multiple times.
Pending the outcome of the investigation, the Maryland corrections officer was placed on leave without pay. The motive for the assault was not made available.
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