Attempted Malicious Wounding by Throwing Meat Cleaver

Arlington Police report the arrest of Kareem Jorif on April 5, 2013 at the Virginia Hospital Center.

A verbal altercation escalated.  Jorif then pulled a meat cleaver from his waistband, struck the door with it several times, and then threw the knife into the room at the occupants.

No one was hurt, but Jorif was charged with 5 counts of Attempted Malicious Wounding.  His Preliminary Hearing is set for May 7.

Here are the elements and punishments for Malicious Wounding.  “Attempted” Malicious Wounding is treated the same as if it were completed.  However, it is easier to argue mitigating circumstances when no one get hurt.