By MARLO BARNHART
A Hagerstown man accused of attacking his former girlfriend with a claw hammer on April 28 pleaded guilty to second-degree assault Thursday morning, moments after the victim testified before a Washington County Circuit Court jury.
Levi Holman, 33, had been charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and attempted second-degree murder, according to court records.
Holman and his attorney, Daniel Mahone, requested a jury trial Thursday, after Holman pleaded not guilty on all charges.
Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Duane Gigeous said the victim, Teresa Ann Smith, took the stand and told the jury about the attack.