Stabbing suspect faces attempted murder charge
FAIRLEE — A misunderstanding about a missing wallet apparently sparked a nearfatal stabbing at the Baywood Court apartment complex, according to court records.
Randy Donel Wilson, 34, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, for treatment of multiple stab wounds. He has been discharged.
Lt. Dennis Hickman of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office said Wilson identified his assailant as Terence Walter Murray II.
Hickman said he obtained video footage that showed most of the assault and supported Wilson’s version of the events.
Police believe Murray, who has no fixed address, was staying with a friend at the Baywood Court apartments at the time of the stabbing.
The sheriff’s office has obtained a warrant for Murray’s arrest on charges that include attempted murder and firstdegree assault.
Murray, 28, had not been apprehended as of press time.
Wilson was stabbed outside an apartment in the 23000-block of Baywood Court, near Fairlee. Hickman said from photographs that were taken of Wilson’s injuries, he counted six stab wounds.
The photographs show a large slashing wound on Wilson’s left bicep and three slashing wounds on his face, according to court records. There also are two stab wounds on Wilson’s back and one stab wound to the chest “that caused a collapsed lung and was close to Wilson’s heart,” according to the application for statement of charges.
Because of the depth of the wounds, police believe Wilson was stabbed with a bladed knife — not a box cutter.
As of press time, the weapon had not been recovered, Hickman said.
A friend of Wilson’s called 911 and Wilson was inside his apartment on the bathroom floor when Dfc. Philip Trinks of the sheriff’s office arrived on the scene shortly after 2 a.m.
Police believe Wilson was stabbed outside an adjacent apartment because “there was a clear blood trail from the location of the assault to Wilson’s apartment,” Hickman wrote in a sheriff’s office news release.
According to court records, Wilson identified his attacker as “Lil T,” which is Murray’ s nickname.
Wilson told police he had known Murray for more than a year and considered him a friend at one point.
On the morning of Oct. 18, Wilson, Murray and a third man who also lives at the Baywood Court apartments were outside talking. At some point, Murray apparently became angry because he believed Wilson had accused him of taking Wilson’s wallet, according to court documents. In Wilson’s mind, that issue had been resolved because he’d found his wallet with the money still in it, according to the charging document.
A verbal argument escalated to the point that Murray allegedly attacked Wilson.
Wilson told police he initially thought he had been hit with a closed fist.
“Wilson stated he did not know he was bleeding, or he had been cut until after he had separated from Terence Murray and saw the blood dripping on the ground. Wilson then realized he had been cut by some type of weapon and began to feel weak.”
Wilson told police “it took all of his strength to get inside the apartment to get away from Terence Murray,” according to court records. Murray fled the scene. Trinks administered first aid to Wilson before emergency medical personnel arrived. A Maryland State Police helicopter took Wilson to the trauma center.
TERENCE WALTER MURRAY II