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Waldorf man gets 29 years in stabbings

A Prince George’s County judge sentenced a Waldorf man to 29 years in prison Friday for fatally stabbing a man and wounding a second man whom he mistakenly believed had stolen his ATV.

Circuit Court Judge Toni E. Clarke imposed the sentence on Martinez L. Witherspoon, 24, of Waldorf.

In January, a Circuit Court jury in Upper Marlboro convicted Witherspoon of second-degree murder, two counts of carrying a deadly weapon and first-degree assault.

On April 15, 2008, Witherspoon fatally stabbed Steven P. Williams, 28, in a wooded area just southeast of Surrattsville High School in Clinton. Witherspoon also stabbed Williams’s friend, Matthew Bovell, who survived. The two victims were out riding all-terrain vehicles, and Witherspoon attacked them because he believed they had stolen his ATV, prosecutors said.

— Ruben Castaneda

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 30, 2010; 3:57 PM ET
Categories:  Homicide , Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda  | Tags: ATV killing, Martinez L. Witherspoon, Matthew Bovell, Steven P. Williams, fatal stabbing, stabbings  
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