DC man gets 13 years in prison for stabbing man

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A 23-year-old D.C.man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for stabbing and killing one man and wounding another man in 2012.

U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced Donzell Butler of D.C. was sentenced Friday to 13 years and four months in prison on charges coming from an attack in which he killed one man and wounded another in July of 2012.

Authorities said Butler pled guilty January 2014, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to charged of voluntary manslaughter and felony assault.

Butler will be on five years of supervised release after his prison term, authorities said.

In 2012 Butler had a brief exchange of words with 20-year-old Charles Scott outside a carry-out restaurant at the corner of East Capitol and 53rd Streets in SE, D.C.

Scott and his friend then walked away and headed north on 53rd Street and turned onto Ames Street SE, authorities said. Butler went in the same direction.

Butler and Scott's friend exchanged a few words on Ames Street and a physical confrontation started.

Authorities said Scott tried to help his friend in the fight and another person came to help Butler. After Butler was hit with Scott's fists, Butler stabbed Scott in the neck and shoulder and stabbed Scott's friend in the upper body.

Butler fled the scene, authorities said and Scott and his friend were taken to the hospital where Scott died.


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