Jury convicts Salisbury man of attempted murder

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SALISBURY, Md. – A Wicomico County jury has convicted a Salisbury man of attempted second degree murder.

During the evening hours of April 6, 2020, Robert Glorius, in an effort to exact revenge on the victim in this case after an alleged drug deal gone bad, traveled to the victim’s location in Eden, Maryland, with a can of gasoline he obtained from his residence. After a brief confrontation with the victim outside of the residence where he was visiting, Glorius doused the victim with gasoline and set him on fire.

Wicomico Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics were called to the scene, and the victim was taken by MSP Medivac helicopter to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore where he was treated over the course of several months for severe burns over half of his body.

Glorius initially fled the scene but was taken into custody a short time later.

Sentencing has been postponed to allow for a pre-sentencing investigation to be completed.

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