A former St. John’s lacrosse captain faces up to 25 years in jail after he was discovered responsible of stabbing an ex-teammate, leaving the person’s ‘intestines hanging out of his abdomen’ throughout a home occasion brawl.
Matthew Stockfeder, 23, of Long Island, was discovered responsible on Thursday for stabbing ex-teammate and roommate Justin Corpolongo, additionally 23, at a home occasion in October 2019.
Corpolongo testified earlier this month that the brutal combat started when he arrived dwelling from his bartending shift to a rowdy occasion with music blasting.
Corpolongo, whose room was beneath the realm the place the occasion was going down, instructed the court docket that after politely asking the 20 partygoers to flip the music down and texting his associates in regards to the noise, he ‘went upstairs and pulled the ability wire out of the speaker.’
The former pupil, who’s now a trainer, had an early morning begin for work and was making an attempt to relaxation.
Former lacrosse captain Matthew Stockfeder, 23, of Long Island, (pictured earlier this month) was discovered responsible on Thursday for stabbing ex-teammate and roommate Justin Corpolongo, additionally 23 at a home occasion in October 2019
Stockfeder outdoors of the Queens Criminal Court earlier this month. He faces up to 25 years in jail for the assault and is at present being home on Riker’s Island whereas he awaits his sentencing on April 7
Corpolongo (pictured in court docket earlier this month) testified earlier this month that the brutal combat started when he arrived dwelling from his bartending shift to a rowdy occasion with blasting music. After the 20 guys moved the occasion to an unsanctioned, Stockfeder despatched a sequence of textual content messages to Corpolongo, who finally went over to the home
Corpolongo and Stockfeder bought into an argument and Corpolongo threw the primary punch, knocking his roommate to the bottom. When Stockfeder bought up, he stabbed Corpolongo twice, leaving a five-inch gap and his intestines falling out
They agreed to transfer the occasion to an unsanctioned frat home off-campus on 172nd Street and 73rd Avenue to watch Monday Night Football on TV, however the resolution allegedly enraged Stockfeder, who reportedly despatched a sequence of mocking textual content messages to Corpolongo.
At round midnight, Corpolongo went to the frat home and confronted Stockfeder in regards to the texts, which resulted in a violent confrontation. Corpolongo threw a punch towards the then-captain, who fell to the bottom. After standing up, Stockfeder stabbed his roommate twice within the abdomen and left a five-inch gap in Corpolongo’s small intestines.
Friends rushed the lacrosse participant to New York-Presbyterian Queens, the place he underwent surgical procedure as a result of his ‘intestines had been hanging out of his abdomen.’
‘One of his abs was minimize in half – and that ab in all probability saved his life,’ his father Dominick mentioned on the time. ‘His small intestines had been protruding on the time of the incident, and one part of the small gut was pierced by way of.’
His mom instructed the New York Daily News that the knife ‘missed his descending aorta by millimeters.’
Corpolongo instructed police he didn’t notice what had occurred till he noticed his personal intestines sliding out of the wound in his abdomen.
Richard Sullivan, a witness, instructed the jury earlier this month that whereas on the frat home, he had watched Stockfeder seize a steak knife and stick it in his waistband.
When requested why he had a knife, the ex-lacrosse captain responded, ‘to defend myself.’
Corpolongo instructed police he didn’t notice what had occurred till he noticed his personal intestines sliding out of the wound in his abdomen (pictured in court docket on March 15)
The brawl occurred at an unsanctioned frat home (pictured) in Queens on 172nd Street and 73rd Avenue
Sullivan additionally mentioned Stockfeder ‘was holding his cellphone with each palms and appeared like his face was buried in it.’
Assistant District Attorney Konstantinos Litourgis argued that Stockfeder ‘antagonized’ Corpolongo in a gaggle textual content.
Stockefeder’s bail was revoked on Thursday and he was despatched to Riker’s Island and might be sentenced on April 7.