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Two convictions in six-day Montgomery attempted murder trial

It took six days to try a home-invasion/attempted murder case in Montgomery County Circuit Court, according to local prosecutors.

The trial ended Tuesday in a series of guilty counts against two of the masked men.

The case stemmed from events early the morning of June 24 in Rockville's King Farm subdivision. Police were conducting surveillance in the area, and saw three women leave a car and enter an apartment. Shortly afterward, according to prosecutors, police saw three masked men exit a different car and run into the same apartment.

More from the prosecutors' case: The women left, gunshots rang out from inside the apartment and the masked men ran out.

Police quickly arrested one of the men, and rounded up the two others within the next few days. Detectives came to believe the women knew the masked men and planned the scheme with them.

The women also knew the three victims inside the apartment, according to prosecutors. One victim escaped injury, one was stabbed in the arm and one was shot in the abdomen, resulting in a severed colon.

After two hours of deliberations, according to prosecutors, the jury convicted Harold Diggs and Traimne Allen of nine counts each, including first-degree attempted murder and armed robbery.

Prosecutors said that other defendants in the case have pleaded guilty or are discussing plea options.

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  |  April 7, 2010; 8:44 AM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse , From the Courthouse , Montgomery  
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