Eden Man Convicted of Attempted 1st Degree Murder

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Image courtesy Wicomico County State’s Attorney

An Eden man has been found guilty of attempted 1st degree murder and weapons offenses.  Prosecutors say that in May of 2016 Gregory Sterling attacked a man with a machete – stabbing him 19 times.  Sentencing has been postponed pending the completion of a pre-sentence investigation.  Wicomico County officials say Sterling had been previously found guilty after a jury trial on the same offense but successfully appealed that conviction to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals where he was granted a new trial on the grounds that he was improperly advised of the maximum penalty.