The jurors in Fairfax County, Virginia issued a statement recommending two life sentences on top of 98 years imprisonment for Andrew Schmuhl. The jurors believe this is what the lawyer has to pay for the stabbing attack he committed on his law firm partner and wife.
Leo Fisher, the managing partner of Schmuhl at the Arlington law firm, Bean, Kinney & Korman, has made already given testimony that his wife, Susan Duncan, is having nightmares since the incident and she does not want to leave home or see anyone.
The next hearing is set for August 26; the judge will make a decision whether or not he will affirm the sentence recommended by the jurors.
Schmuhl allegedly targeted Fisher because the latter decided to kick Schmuhl's wife out of the company. The wife of the accused, Alecia Schmuhl is also a lawyer. When Andrew attacked Fisher, Alecia was in the car waiting for her husband. She drove her husband away from the scene. Her participation in the incident makes her appearance in the court essential. She is set to attend trial in September.
Schmuhl is accused of stabbing Fisher and Duncan and slashing their necks. It was only when Duncan was able to trigger the alarm that Schmuhl stopped torturing them and left.
Schmuhl claimed that he does not remember anything, that he was on painkillers and took a number of other medications when the incident transpired. His conviction includes abduction with pecuniary benefit, using a firearm in the course of a felony, burglary, and aggravated malicious wounding.