State v. Flaugher, 214 N.C. App. 370 (Aug. 16, 2011)

In a maiming without malice case, the evidence was sufficient to show that the defendant intended to strike the victim’s finger with the intent to disable him. The intent to maim or disfigure may be inferred from an act which does in fact disfigure the victim, unless the presumption is rebutted by evidence to the contrary. Here, the near severing of the victim’s finger triggered that presumption, which was not rebutted.