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Married Couple Identified as Suspects in Home Invasion and Stabbing of Former Boss at Virginia Law Firm
Alecia and Andrew Schmuhl have been identified as two suspects in a home invasion and stabbing of Alecia’s former boss, according to The Washington Post.

Andrew is a former judge advocate in the Army at Fort Belvoir and Alecia is a former attorney.

The couple drove to the home of Alecia’s former boss in McLean, Virginia. Andrew knocked on the door and stabbed the man when he answered. When the wife came to see what was going on, Andrew stabbed her too.

The couple has been charged with two counts each of abduction and malicious wounding and were arraigned Wednesday in Fairfax County General District Court.



“It’s a horrendously sad situation,” said Merrit Green, a founding partner of McLean’s General Counsel, P.C. This is where Alecia used to work prior to her recent job. “She was on a good, bright career path, and so was her husband. It’s just unbelievable.”

Alecia stopped working at the firm in January of 2013 and was reported to be a diligent worker during her three years with the law firm.

Upon leaving McLean’s General Counsel, P.C., Alecia moved to Bean Kinney & Korman, which is located in Arlington. She was fired from the firm last week, according to WJLA.

The law firm released the following statement after the incident broke in the media:

"As reported through multiple media sources, Leo Fisher, Bean Kinney & Korman’s managing shareholder, and his wife were savagely assaulted and repeatedly stabbed in their home by intruders, identified as Andrew Schmuhl and Alecia Schmuhl, husband and wife. Alecia Schmuhl was an associate attorney with the firm from February 13, 2013, through October 28, 2014. As the matter is a subject of an active police investigation, the firm is unable to comment further on the circumstances of her employment and separation from the firm.

We are shocked and horrified by the facts of the matter as presented at this morning’s bond hearing for Ms. Schmuhl, and entirely support the decision to deny her bond. Our hearts go out to a wonderful colleague and his beloved wife. We are doing everything possible to support them through this ordeal and pray for their recovery. We are confident in the ability of the judicial process to achieve a just outcome and will fully cooperate with the Fairfax County investigative authorities to assure that those who have committed these unspeakable offenses against good people are fittingly punished for their actions.”

Both victims remain in the hospital with life-threatening wounds.

Both Alecia and Andrew are graduates of Valparaiso University Law School.

The couple is scheduled to make another court appearance on January 6.

11-14-2014

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