Man Found Guilty of Murder and First Degree Assault For Stabbing Two People in Rockville Last September

by MCS Staff

Per the Office of the Montgomery County State’s Attorney: This week, In the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD, before the Honorable John Maloney, defendant, Scorpio Alexander Stanfield, 32, of unknown address, was found guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree assault for stabbing attacks on two victims in Rockville.

  • On Thursday, May 25, 2023, a jury convicted Stanfield of second-degree murder for the death of 35-year-old Jonathan Lawrence Moore of Silver Spring. Stanfield faces up to 40 years in prison in this matter. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 22, 2023.
  • On Monday, May 22, 2023, a separate jury convicted Stanfield of first-degree assault for the non-fatal stabbing of an adult male. Stanfield faces up to 25 years in prison on this charge. The sentencing hearing will also be held on August 22, 2023.

Both trials were prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Lauren Turner and Gabe Carrera. The stabbings occurred on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 on Hungerford Dr. in Rockville. Officers with Rockville City Police and Montgomery County Police arrived at the 700 block of Hungerford Dr. at approximately 9:55p.m. for a report of a stabbing. They located man suffering from a stab wound who provided a description of the suspect. That victim was transported to the hospital and survived.

Officers located the suspect, later identified as Stanfield, in the area and arrested him. While investigating the crime scene, they discovered a man seated in his vehicle in the 800 block of Hungerford Dr., suffering from a stab wound. This man was later identified as Jonathan Lawrence Moore. Moore succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Featured photo courtesy of Google Maps. Photo below shows Scorpio Alexander Stanfield.


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