According to Office of the State’s Attorney for Caroline County
In the early hours morning hours of May 19, 2016 Heather Hill suffered a horrible injury due to a heinous attack from Sean Mcgill. If not for the quick response and valiant efforts of law enforcement and first responders, particularly Cpl. Dan Franklin of the Denton Police Department and TFC Frank Fitzgerald of the Maryland State Police, there is little doubt this event would have been even more tragic.
Ms.Hill, I am pleases to say survived the attack and is able to her assailant come to justice. That is not always the case in matters involving domestic violence. Domestic violence (particularly towards women) is a scourge of our community, state, country, and society in general. It is my sincere hope that women in our community will take advantage of places that are available for assistance in particular, St.Martin’s Ministries in Ridgely where female victims of domestic violence can not only have shelter from their abuser for themselves and their children but, work towards a GED (in applicable) or help with employment solutions,
Most importantly, it is not the victim’s burden alone to bear. This problem will persist as long as boys and men still treat violence as a solution to domestic conflict. I hope and pray that we can move more to a society that condemns all violence towards women and it is no longer glorified or perhaps worse, ignored. The Caroline County State’s Attorney’s Office thanks all of the agencies who worked on this case helped bring it to its conclusion.
His sentence is as follows: First Degree Attempted Murder of Heather Hill – Guilty, sentenced to life. First Degree Assault of Jackie Roach sentenced to 25 years consecutive. False Imprisonment 3 years concurrent. He was found in violation of his probation for a Reckless Endangerment of Heather Hill and sentenced to the balance of that sentence (three and half years) consecutive to the attempted murder conviction.
DENTON, Md. – Police have now released the identity of a suspect wanted for stabbing two women early Thursday morning in Caroline County. Investigators are continuing their search for 45-year-old Sean McGill of Denton.The United States Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force is offering a cash reward for any information that leads to McGill’s arrest.
According to Maryland State Police, 33-year-old Heather Hill of Greensboro, Md., and 53-year-old Jackie Roach of Camden, Del., were dropped off at a home in the 9100 block of Andersontown Road in Denton at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the intention of visiting a friend who lives there.
Police say unknown to the women, Hill’s ex-boyfriend, McGill, was also inside. According to state troopers, Hill had recently ended the relationship and they had been arguing throughout the day Wednesday. When Hill got to the house, police say she and McGill began arguing. That’s when the homeowner asked all three of them to leave, according to police. When the women made their way toward the door, police say McGill assaulted Hill and told her to stay inside.
Police say the three guests then made their way outside, where Hill and McGill continued to argue. According to police the man assaulted Hill by “throwing her to the ground, biting her nose, and then dragging her back to the front porch of the house.” Police say McGill then entered the home through a window, and the two women ran to another house to get help.
According to police, McGill then ran up behind the women at a neighbor’s house and started to punch Hill. Police say according to Roach, McGill chased her, too, when she started yelling at him to stop, and punched, hit and stabbed her in the hand.
According to investigators, McGill then ran off, and Hill collapsed, bleeding heavily from the neck and head.
State troopers from the Easton Barrack were called to the scene around 1 a.m. They say Hill was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment, while Roach was treated on the scene and not immediately taken to a hospital.
Police searched in the air and on the ground for McGill but say he still has not been located. State police say they are working with the Caroline County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine charges for an arrest warrant.
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