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District Man Sentenced to 55 Months in Prison For Stabbing Near Downtown Library

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant Stabbed Victim Five Times in Broad Daylight Attack

            WASHINGTON – Darryl Green, 49, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a 55-month prison term for stabbing a man last spring in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Acting U.S. Attorney Vincent H. Cohen, Jr. announced.

            Green pled guilty in June 2015, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to the felony charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced by the Honorable Milton C. Lee. Following his prison term, Green will be placed on three years of supervised release.

            According to the government’s evidence, on May 13, 2015, at about 4:55 p.m., members of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) located the victim at 901 G Street NW, suffering from five stab wounds. The victim had been standing by a fire hydrant in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, when he was attacked from the rear side. The victim felt multiple stab wounds, with the first wound to his back, and subsequent stab wounds to his face, stomach, right hip and leg area. When he turned around, he saw his attacker, and he provided police with a description. The assault was recorded on video-surveillance tape, and the subsequent investigation led to the identification of Green as the suspect.

            In announcing the sentence, Acting U.S. Attorney Cohen commended the work of the officers, detectives, and others who worked on the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Assistant U.S. Attorney Vivien Cockburn, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

Updated October 7, 2015

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 15-189