Attempting Suicide Is Not a Crime Under Maryland Law. But an Eastern Shore Man Was Convicted of It

Suicide Law

An Eastern Shore man was convicted this week on rare criminal charges of attempting suicide and given a sentence that could land him in jail.

The 56-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday in Caroline County District Court to one count of “attempted suicide” and was sentenced to a three-year suspended jail sentence, and two years of probation.

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