Waldorf man convicted in stabbing

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By Ruben Castaneda
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, January 11, 2010; 5:40 PM

A Prince George's County jury has convicted a Waldorf man of fatally stabbing a man and wounding a second man, both of whom were attacked while riding an all-terrain vehicles in a wooded area in Clinton in April 2008, State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey said.

Martinez Witherspoon, 24, of Waldorf was convicted Friday of second-degree murder, two counts of carrying a deadly weapon and first-degree assault, Ivey said.

The attack occurred about 8 p.m. April 15, 2008, in woods just southeast of Surrattsville High School. Steven P. Williams, 28, who lived in Fort Washington, was killed, and a friend was wounded but survived. Witherspoon, who was in the area visiting his mother, believed -- mistakenly -- that the victims had stolen his ATV, prosecutors said.

Circuit Court Judge Toni E. Clarke scheduled sentencing for Feb. 26.


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