Man Convicted of Violent Attack of McLean Couple in Home

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A man has been found guilty of violently attacking a lawyer and his wife inside their McLean home.

A jury convicted Andrew Schmuhl on Tuesday of all seven charges, including aggravated malicious wounding, in the attack on Leo Fisher and Sue Duncan.

Schmuhl is accused of torturing the couple in their home in November 2014, after Schmuhl’s wife was fired from Fisher’s firm.

Authorities say Schmuhl stunned Fisher with a stun gun, bound him and then slit his throat. Prosecutors say Schmuhl then stabbed Duncan and shot at her, but missed.

Schmuhl’s attorney Brad Haywood argued Monday that his client was so intoxicated by opiate prescription drugs at the time of the offense that he didn’t know what he was doing.

A sentencing recommendation hearing is set for Thursday.

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