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After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of several criminal offenses, including second-degree assault of the intent-to-frighten type against Christine Johnson. The court of special appeals affirmed. Defendant appealed, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to support the conviction for second-degree assault of the intent-to-frighten type because Defendant did not know of Johnson’s presence in the apartment at the time of the assault. The Court of Appeals affirmed, holding (1) a defendant can commit second-degree assault of the intent-to-frighten type against a victim of whose presence in particular the defendant does not know; and (2) the evidence to sufficient to support a finding that Defendant knew multiple people were in the apartment.