Man Sentenced to 65 Years For Rockville Stabbings

Scorpio Alexander Stanfield. Via MCSAO.

A man was sentenced to prison for two Rockville stabbings.

Scorpio Alexander Stanfield, 33, was sentenced to 65 years on Friday, according to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office (MCSAO). It is the maximum sentence, according to MCSAO.

In May, Stanfield was found guilty of second-degree murder for killing 35-year-old Jonathan Lawrence Moore of Silver Spring, according to MCSAO, and also that month another jury convicted him of first-degree assault for a non-fatal stabbing.

Lauren DeMarco, spokesperson for the State’s Attorney’s Office, said in a written statement, “This defendant is responsible for terrifying attacks, stabbing people at random on a Rockville street. We are grateful to Assistant State’s Attorneys Lauren Turner and Gabriel Carrera for the successful prosecution of two separate jury trials. The judge has imposed the maximum sentence in this matter, which will ensure the defendant is not able to harm anyone else.”

The attacks occurred on Sept. 3 last year, MCSAO stated. Police officers came to the 700 block of Hungerford Dr. in Rockville that night for a reported stabbing, according to MCSAO. Officers found a man with a stab wound who survived. He gave a description of the suspect.

Stanfield was located in the area and arrested. Officers found a man in his vehicle with a stab wound in the 800 block of Hungerford Dr. The victim was later identified as Moore, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

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