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Salisbury Stabbing Suspect Waives Bond Hearing

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SALISBURY, Md.- An 18-year-old Salisbury man accused of stabbing another 18-year-old to death late Sunday night will continue to be held behind bars after waiving his bond hearing Wednesday morning in Wicomico District Court. 

The next time Cobey Mischler is scheduled to appear in court is Oct. 31, which will be for either a bond review or a preliminary hearing. 

Mischler, who is accused of killing 18-year-old Seth Abbey, also of Salisbury, was arrested Monday by Maryland State Police and charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and dangerous weapon with intent to injure. 

According to charging documents, Abbey and his girlfriend were driving on Civic Avenue in Salisbury at around 10 p.m. Sunday when they got into an argument. That is when the car got disabled and Abbey's girlfriend got out of the car and started walking by herself.

Charging documents show that the girlfriend was walking on Beaglin Park Drive when three white males approached her from behind on bicycles and began talking to her. One of the males exchanged phone numbers with her, according to court documents. The documents show that is when Abbey approached the group and began arguing with the men. Charging documents state that according to one of the witnesses, it was Abbey who threw the first punch and put Mishler in a headlock.

Witnesses claim Abbey also struck one of the males repeatedly in the head. That is when, according to charging documents, that Mishler stabbed Abbey in the upper chest and rib area. Abbey was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. 

Abbey was a 2019 graduate of James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury. Mishler also went to Bennett High. 

In an open letter she sent to Wicomico County schools and the community on Wednesday, Wicomico County State's Attorney Jamie Dykes commented on Abbey's murder and its effect on the community.

"How could a young man with his entire life ahead of him be ripped from his family and friends by an act of senseless violence? How will other young people cope with what happened that night? How could our community be forced to endure these tragedies at the same time? Sadly, I have no answers to these questions," Dykes wrote.

Dyke went on to write, "My prosecutors, as we always do, will continue to work hand in hand with investigators to consider the evidence, the law and what justice requires. The team working for our community could not be more devoted to protecting us. 

"Justice and fairness require time and diligence. Time affords us perspective and the opportunity to heal," Dykes continued. "As family, friends and our entire community pick up the pieces and try to move forward, it will be patience, understanding and faith that will get us there. Rushing to judgment and misinformation perpetuated by uninformed sources serves no one. I pray that each of us takes a moment to remember that real people are affected by the sharing of rumors and hurtful images. Thank you for your confidence in us and in the process."

A funeral service for Abbey will take place Saturday, Oct. 12 at noon at Delmarva Evangelistic Church, 407 Gordy Road in Salisbury. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service from 10 a.m.-noon. Burial will follow at Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury. 

 

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