Donzell Butler Sentenced in Stabbing Death of Charles Scott Jr: “From now on, I will do whatever it is I can do to make up for my actions.”

Judge John Ramsey Johnson ruled Friday that Donzell Butler will serve more than 13 years in prison for the July 2012 stabbing death of Charles Anthony Scott Jr. Butler pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and assault with significant bodily injury in January. Judge Johnson ruled Friday that the sentences for each will run consecutively, meaning … Read more →

Donzell Butler pleads guilty in stabbing death of Charles Scott Jr.

Donzell Butler pleaded guilty to unarmed voluntary manslaughter and assault with significant bodily injury Friday in the stabbing death of Charles Anthony Scott Jr. He faces up to 30 years in prison. Scott and others were leaving a carry-out restaurant on East Capitol Street on July 7, 2012, plea documents say, when his group passed … Read more →

Donzell Butler Pleads Innocent to Stabbing Death of Charles Anthony Scott Jr.

A grand jury indicted Donzell Butler last week on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the July 2012 stabbing death of 20-year-old Charles Anthony Scott Jr. Butler, 21, was also indicted on several related weapons offenses; he pled innocent Friday to all charges. According to arrest documents in the case, witnesses told police … Read more →

Probable Cause Found in Charles Scott Murder

Donzell Butler was ordered held Thursday at his preliminary hearing after Judge William Jackson found probable cause that he committed second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Charles Scott. Members of MPD found Scott and another man injured in the middle of 53rd and Ames streets Northeast on July 7. Both men had multiple stab … Read more →

Donzell Butler Held in Stabbing Death of Charles Anthony Scott

Donzell Butler was ordered held today pending a preliminary hearing on a charge of second-degree murder while armed. Prosecutors say he stabbed Charles Anthony Scott on Saturday, killing him. Butler was arrested on Wednesday after two witnesses identified him in photographs. Members of MPD found Scott and another man injured Saturday. They were lying in … Read more →

Donzell Butler Arrested in Ames St. NE Fatal Double Stabbing

A 21-year-old Northeast DC man has been arrested in connection with a double stabbing on Ames Street Northeast that killed Charles Anthony Scott Jr. on Saturday. Donzell Butler is suspected of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the case, MPD said. A press release from MPD is below. July 11, 2012 Homicide Arrest: 5300 … Read more →

Donzell Butler

  • Arrested: July 10, 2012
  • Age: 21
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the July 7, 2012, death of Charles Anthony Scott Jr.