Salisbury man convicted of assault after strangling wife during argument

1280 Darius Deal

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man has been convicted of assault and other charges stemming from a December 2021 incident.

Darius Deal was convicted of first and second degree assault, as well as reckless endangerment, following a jury trial in Wicomico County. The judge postponed sentencing to allow for a pre-sentence investigation to be completed.

On December 28, 2021, Deal and his wife got into an argument that turned violent when Deal threw his wife onto a bed by her neck. He then got on top of her and began strangling her, using both of his hands to completely inhibit her ability to breathe. There were six children at home at the time of the assault, and the victim’s 12-year-old child bravely intervened to stop the assault.

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