BALTIMORE CITY, Md: - A Baltimore City man was convicted of attempted murder Tuesday for abducting a woman in broad daylight, taking her into a vacant home and stabbing her she as she tried to escape.
Kamal Muhammad 42, will be sentenced on June 9.
On July 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m., police responded were called to the 600 block of West Lafayette Avenue after reports came in that a woman was screaming for help in a vacant home.
Unable to enter through the boarded up front door, police went to the rear entrance where they saw Muhammad walking away from the house, naked with his clothes in his arms.
Officers stopped Muhammad after a brief foot chase and immediately noticed scratch marks on both his cheeks. They also saw blood on the clothing he was carrying.
Police found the woman lying in the front room in a pool of blood, moaning in severe pain, suffering from apparent stab wounds to her neck and head. She was transported to Shock Trauma where she underwent emergency surgery.
Police said the victim was walking near Argyle Avenue when Muhammad jumped out of the bushes, told her he was a member of the Black Guerilla Family gang and proceeded to put her in a headlock.
After taking her inside the vacant home, Muhammad ordered her to perform oral sex on him. The victim initially complied but when she tried to defend herself, Muhammad punched her multiple times in the head and face, causing her to lose consciousness.
The victim's next memory was speaking to the paramedics. She did not remember seeing Muhammad with the knife recovered at the scene, nor does she remember being raped or stabbed.