Jury Deliberates in Montgomery Mall Road Rage Stabbing Trial

David B. Goldberg is accused of stabbing man, woman after road rage incident

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    A jury will reconvene Wednesday morning in the trial of a man accused of stabbing two people at a Montgomery County mall last November. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

    A jury will reconvene Wednesday morning in the trial of a man accused of stabbing two people at a Montgomery County mall last November.

    David B. Goldberg, a 24-year-old father from Potomac, allegedly stabbed a man and a woman at the Westfield Montgomery Mall after a road-rage incident, authorities said.

    He is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Goldberg argued that his actions were in self-defense.

    News4's Chris Gordon obtained a 911 call Goldberg made shortly after the incident.

    "My car is highly damaged. A gentleman and his girlfriend ran a stop sign. I pulled out a knife, I'm not sure if I got one of them, to protect my daughter," Goldberg told a dispatcher.

    Prosecutors said Goldberg -- whose 2-year-old daughter was in the car at the time -- was driving on a street that loops around the mall when he almost struck another car at a stop sign. They said he and the driver of the other car then argued about who had the right of way, before going their separate ways.

    Prosecutors said Goldberg then tried to hit the other driver, a 31-year-old man, and his passenger, a 28-year-old woman, with his car when he later saw them in the parking lot outside Sears.

    The man and woman were able to get out of the way, but prosecutors said Goldberg got out of his vehicle and stabbed the man in the back, arm and face and stabbed the woman in the abdomen.

    Witnesses told News4 at the time that Goldberg then drove away, but struck another car before his own broke down on the roof level of a nearby parking garage. Police arrested Goldberg and said they found a five-inch knife at the scene during their investigation.

    The woman was stabbed in the stomach and underwent surgery. Both recovered from their wounds.

    Deliberations in the trial began Monday and will continue Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

    "There are a lot of counts in this case and a lot of legal principles they need to apply to whatever facts they find. I think they're going through it in a very methodical and organized way," defense attorney Robert Bonsib said.