WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man has been convicted of murder for stabbing a good Samaritan who came to the aid of a woman and her infant he was chasing with a knife.
The Delaware attorney general’s office said in a news release Friday that a jury found 26-year-old Calvin Hooker III guilty but mentally ill on a second-degree murder charge.
Prosecutors say Hooker repeatedly stabbed 27-year-old Thomas Cottingham in September 2015. Authorities say Cottingham intervened when Hooker, holding a knife over his head, chased a woman pushing her infant in a stroller in Wilmington.
The woman testified against Hooker at his trial.
Hooker faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. He will be confined and treated at a Delaware psychiatric hospital.
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