Baltimore Man Found Guilty of Sword Slaying Over Football Bet

This is just completely nuckin futs. Todd Marrow, a 46-year-old man from Baltimore, Maryland, was found guilty by a jury of his peers today in the 2012 murder of Orville Chamblee over a football debt. But that ain’t the half of it. To the Baltimore Sun for more:

According to an investigation, Marrow and Chamblee had gotten into an argument previously about a debt Marrow refused to pay on a football bet, prosecutors said.

The day prior to the murder, Marrow had discovered his tires slashed, and had told Chamblee’s girlfriend that he was looking for Chamblee.

During the confrontation between the two men, Marrow pulled the sword (WHICH WAS SHEATHED IN A CANE!!!) out of his trunk and repeatedly lunged at Chamblee with it while the other man stood by, prosecutors said. The incident was captured on surveillance video.

Chamblee was found five blocks away from the scene of the attack, and was later declared dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

I couldn’t find a mugshot of Marrow, but I picture him as being one of two things, based solely on the fact that he owned a sword disguised as a cane: A ninja who acts as a completely hobbled individual to lure in potential attackers prior to slicing their heads off, or a pimp. Either image is just incredibly ridiculous. Marrow faces a maximum of 33 years in prison (um, that’s all?!) and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 4th.

Even crazier, according the the Sun, incidents involving swords in and around B-more are apparently not that uncommon. This guy, Bubba, attacked his girlfriend’s husband (yep, you read that right) with a sword earlier this year, though the hubby only suffered minor injuries; and in this case, a Baltimore County police officer fatally shot the uncle of a murder suspect who came charging at police with a sword while the officers were trying to execute a search warrant.

Charm City.

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