A Maryland man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend last year was convicted Friday and now faces life in prison.
Authorities say Craig Smith stabbed Nancy Lea Bise nine times in her Gaithersburg apartment in August 2013.
When police arrived at Bise's apartment, they found her suffering from multiple stab wounds. As she was being treated, she told police that Smith, her ex-boyfriend, broke into her home and stabbed her.
Officers were able to find a car Smith was driving by using E-Tix (Electronic Traffic Information Exchange), an electronic database, because he had been stopped by police earlier that week.
On Friday, Montgomery County authorities announced that Smith, 41, of Aspen Hill, was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree assault.
"People are entitled to feel safe in their bedroom, in their home," said Ramon Korionoff, public affairs director for Montgomery County, in a press release. "Mr. Smith's jealousy and rage aren't excuses to stab an ex-girlfriend 9 times. The victim in this case was very fortunate that we have some of the best surgeons in the country at our local hospitals [or] otherwise she might have died.."
McCarthy faces life in prison plus 20 years and will be sentenced Aug. 7.