Psych. hospital for Md. gas attacker
An Adamstown man is being committed to a state psychiatric hospital after a Frederick County judge found him guilty but not criminally responsible for dousing an acquaintance with gasoline and setting him on fire.
Twenty-seven-year-old Joshua Mashburn entered an Alford plea Thursday to attempted first-degree murder.
In an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't admit guilt but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence for a conviction.
Mashburn was charged in December in the attack, which left the 48-year-old victim with burns on over half his body.
Mashburn was caught in Arkansas after the attack.
-- Associated Press
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