WASHINGTON, D.C. - Eugene Freeman, 30, of Temple Hills, Md., has been sentenced by D.C. Superior Court Judge Florence Pan to 13 years in prison March 29 for repeatedly stabbing in a single attack a man who was dating his ex-girlfriend, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.
The sentence follows a December 2012 guilty verdict by a Superior Court jury of aggravated assault while armed, mayhem while armed, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault with significant bodily injury.
Prosecutors said on May 20, 2012 a month after his relationship with his childrens’ mother ended, Freeman attacked the man who was seeing his ex-girlfriend. In a confrontation near the woman’s house 4500 block of South Capitol Street, prosecutors said, Freeman stabbed the victim twice in the back. He then cornered the victim underneath the stairwell of the building and repeatedly stabbed him. All told, Freeman stabbed the victim six times, including once in the eye. The victim lost his left eye as a result of the assault.
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