- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A man has been convicted of murder for stabbing a good Samaritan who came to the aid of a woman and her infant he was chasing while wielding a knife.

The Delaware Attorney General’s Office said in a news release that a jury on Friday found 26-year-old Calvin Hooker III guilty but mentally ill of second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Hooker repeatedly stabbed 27-year-old Thomas Cottingham in September 2015. Authorities say Cottingham intervened when Hooker, holding a knife over his head, chased a woman pushing her infant in a stroller in Wilmington.

The woman testified against Hooker at his trial.

Hooker faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. He will be confined and treated at a Delaware psychiatric hospital.


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