A 21-year-old blind man has died after being stabbed outside his Rosedale home last Saturday, and prosecutors are seeking to charge his alleged attacker with murder, police say.
Cody Mulligan, of the 1000 block of Sumter Ave., was leaving his home at the same time James John Marchsteiner III, 47, was walking down the sidewalk holding a knife, according to law enforcement.
Unprovoked, Marchsteiner began yelling at Mulligan before running toward him, stabbing “him multiple times in the upper body,” police said.
Mulligan was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries Thursday, police said.
Marchsteiner was arrested at the scene and is being held without bail. He was previously charged with attempted first-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault. The Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office is seeking an additional charge of first-degree murder, according to law enforcement.
Mulligan was noted for overcoming his loss of sight to win matches on the Sparrows Point junior varsity wrestling team and to earn a hunting license.