When a fight involving multiple people takes place, there are bound to be as many versions of the events as there are participants. When a group of people is involved in an altercation and one of those people is seriously injured, it is likely that an assault charge against one or more of the participants is going to be filed. However, as our readers in Stamford know, being charged with a crime is very different from being convicted of a crime.
A 34-year-old man in Camden is facing multiple felony counts after he was accused of stabbing another man in the stomach during a fight. According to law enforcement officers, there were up to four men involved in the altercation, which was over a cellphone. There was no information available to reveal how the argument started or what role the cellphone played, but authorities did say that alcohol was involved.
The stabbing wound was considered life-threatening to the alleged victim and required emergency surgery; his post-surgery condition was not immediately revealed.
For the man accused of the assault, he may want to contact an attorney and discuss his case. Such serious assault charges can result in a prison sentence upon conviction. If the alleged victim in this case were to die from his wounds, the man could be facing additional charges. An attorney can advise him of his options and help him present his side of the story. It may come out that the man was simply trying to defend himself and the stabbing was an accident.
Source: Stamford Advocate, "Man stabbed in fight over cellphone," Feb. 15, 2013