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Attorney: Garrett College stabbings were in self-defense

OAKLAND — The attorney for a Baltimore woman accused of stabbing two fellow students in the Garrett College cafeteria last year has told a jury that his client acted in self-defense.

The Cumberland Times-News reports that the trial for Shamaine N. Moore began Tuesday in Garrett County Circuit Court.

Authorities say Moore attacked two other women, Daniqua N. Harrington of Washington and Chandel J. Alexander of Baltimore on Jan. 29, 2015. She is charged with attempted second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault.

Moore’s attorney Michael Stankan says Moore stabbed Harrington after Harrington punched his client in the mouth, knocking her to the floor.

Prosecutor Lisa Thayer Welch says Harrington was stabbed 13 times.

Retired Maryland State Police Lt. Mark Rodeheaver testified that the only injury he observed on Moore was a deep cut on her left arm.