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Monday, December 23, 2013

[U.S.][D.C.] Police Officer Lawrence indicted for trying to kill his wife and assaulting his daughter


Metropolitan D.C. Police Officer Samson Lawrence has been indicted - charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault, two counts of possessing a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, wearing and carrying a dangerous weapon with the and child abuse.

...The victim [his wife] suffered a cut on her head that required five staples and a hairline fracture to her right wrist that she suffered while trying to protect her head. The victim said her husband has put the family through a lot over the years... “He pinned me against a wall and slid a butcher knife across my face and said, ‘I might as well finish it off,’”... [Officer Lawrence allegedly told daughter during separate assault on her] “You are disrespectful. You don’t deserve to breathe”...


SAMSON LAWRENCE, MPD OFFICER, CHARGED WITH TRYING TO KILL WIFE
WJLA
By Roz Plater, Stephen Tschida
December 20, 2013
[Excerpts]  A D.C. police officer has been indicted on charges that he attacked, beat and tried to kill his wife in Prince George's County just before Thanksgiving. Samson Lawrence, a 23-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department, has been charged with first and second degree attempted murder and several other charges after the Nov. 24 incident, during which he allegedly beat the victim with metal light fixtures and held her at knifepoint... By the time authorities responded to the home, Lawrence was gone, but he was found and taken into custody the next day... [Full article here]

D.C. POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF TRYING TO KILL WIFE
NBC
Saturday, Dec 21, 2013
A D.C. police officer tried to kill his wife last month, using Lysol, a metal light post and knives to attack and restrain her in their home, according to prosecutors. Officer Samson Lawrence has been indicted in Maryland on charges of attempted first- and second-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 24 attack, Prince George's County State Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced Friday... The victim suffered a cut on her head that required five staples and a hairline fracture to her right wrist that she suffered while trying to protect her head. The victim said her husband has put the family through a lot over the years, News4’s Mark Segraves reported. Lawrence has also been charged with wearing and carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure and first- and second-degree assault... [Full article here]

D.C. POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF TRYING TO KILL HIS WIFE IN PRINCE GEORGE’S HOME
The Washington Post
By Peter Hermann and Lynh Bui
Published: December 20
A D.C. police officer has been indicted on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill his wife with a metal light fixture and threatening her with knives in their home... Prosecutors announced the indictment Friday against Officer Samson Edwards Lawrence III... The 23-year veteran is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault and two counts of possessing a dangerous weapon with intent to injure... Lawrence and his wife argued over her not knowing where household screws were stored. The documents say that when she tried to talk, he sprayed Lysol in the air, making her cough and choke, and then asked her to make lunch. As she headed into the kitchen, he followed her and told her: “Say one more [expletive] word, I dare you. You know you are scared”... The documents say his wife tried to break free but was pushed to the ground and hit over the head five or six times with a metal light fixture, causing her to bleed from the back of the head. “I’m going to finish it right now,” the officer allegedly said... The court documents state that the suspect held two large knives to her throat. “He pinned me against a wall and slid a butcher knife across my face and said, ‘I might as well finish it off,’”... Prince George’s police said they also filed a separate child-abuse charge against Lawrence after learning that he allegedly became physical with the 16-year-old during an argument a month earlier. Police said the teen was allegedly shoved into a hallway wall so hard that her head left an indentation and added that she fell down the stairs trying to run away. The officer “came down the stairs after her, pulled her hair, and began choking her,” police records say. The daughter said she couldn’t breathe, to which the suspect allegedly replied: “You are disrespectful. You don’t deserve to breathe.” Attempts to reach Lawrence were unsuccessful... [Full article here]-f0feafdd1394
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