Hagerstown Woman Faces 23 Years for 'Bizarre' Break-in


A Hagerstown woman faces up to 23 years in prison for a "bizarre" break-in at a stranger's home last February. According to her Maryland criminal attorney, thirty-three-year-old Melissa Wagaman was convicted on November 4th of second-degree assault, fourth-degree burglary and two counts of reckless endangerment in Washington County Circuit Court.

Wagaman admits to consuming both an unspecified cold medicine as well as a "puff" of marijuana on the night of the incident, before she broke into the home of Erin and Aaron Parrott wearing a bridal garment that covered only her lower half and a veil. The defendant, who also testified that she suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder and was sleep deprived, told the court that she approached the Stone Valley Circle home believing that her mother was inside.

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