A St. Leonard man accused of stabbing a woman during an early-morning incident at a residence April 27 was indicted this month by a Calvert County grand jury.
The defendant, Nicholas Gervosio Magtutu, 27, faces four counts — attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and committing a crime of violence with a minor present. According to court documents, Magtutu, who was arrested after being evaluated at CalvertHealth Medical Center, is currently being held without bond at the Calvert County Detention Center.
According to Detective Jason Livingston of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the residence on Bayview Road at approximately 3:15 a.m. Police were advised that the female victim was at a neighbor’s residence and Magtutu was still inside the house where the incident occurred. Three small children were also inside the home.
The 29-year-old victim sustained “several cuts to her arms along with puncture wounds to her chest,” Livingston stated. She was transported to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment. Police “approached the residence and observed Magtutu standing in the kitchen holding a small child,” Livingston stated. A deputy ordered Magtutu to put the child down and once he complied he was handcuffed. A knife was located inside the house. The deputy “observed blood throughout the residence.”
According to the victim, the attack began when the defendant accused her of cheating. The woman attempted to call for help but Magtutu allegedly damaged two cellphones in an effort to stop her. The victim told investigators she “ran to the bedroom in an attempt to get away from Nick,” who “kicked in the bedroom door along with the bathroom door” when she attempted to hide there. “Nick entered the bathroom holding a knife and began yelling ‘you’re going to die tonight.’”
According to court documents, throughout the incident, Magtutu held a knife to the woman’s throat and told her she was going to die. At one point he told her to kiss the children goodbye. After sustaining several cuts and a stab wound, the victim fled to her neighbor’s house to call 911.
“While police units were on the scene, Nick stated that he wanted to kill himself,” Livingston stated. While speaking with the detective at the hospital, Magtutu “stated he didn’t remember what happened and drank eight beers. He stated he has mental issues and ‘zaps’ out weekly. I asked Nick if he was diagnosed with any mental disorders or takes any medication and he stated no.”
None of the children in the house at the time of the incident were injured.
At this time there is no indication when Magtutu will make his first appearance before a circuit court judge. Prosecution of the case is being handled by Deputy State’s Attorney Jennifer Morton.