Ex-St. John’s lacrosse captain convicted of knifing roommate in the stomach

A former St. John’s College lacrosse captain who stabbed his roommate twice within the abdomen throughout a combat over loud music was convicted for the assault by a Queens jury this week, authorities mentioned Friday.

Matthew Stockfeder, 23, faces as much as 25 years in jail at his sentencing subsequent month after a jury discovered him responsible of assault and legal possession of a weapon on Thursday, the Queens District Legal professional’s Workplace mentioned in an announcement. 

Sufferer Justin Corpolongo — who was left along with his intestines “hanging out of his abdomen” after the Oct. 23, 2019 stabbing — described the knifing on the witness stand through the three-week trial in Queens Supreme Court docket.

The near-fatal stabbing occurred after Corpolongo, then 23, got here residence from a bartending shift and located his Queens residence the scene of a home celebration with roughly 20 guys blasting music.

“My room was immediately under the ground the place they have been having a celebration,” mentioned Corpolongo, who now works as a trainer. 

Justin Corpolongo
Justin Corpolongo was stabbed by Stockfeder once they have been roommates at St. John’s in 2019.
Richard Harbus for The New York Publish

He unplugged a speaker, forcing the raucous celebration to relocate to a different home within the borough, Corpolongo testified. 

Stockfeder and the sufferer exchanged offended textual content messages after the celebration moved – and Corpolongo ultimately obtained away from bed and confronted his teammate on the different home, in response to prosecutors.

The 2 got here to blows and Stockfeder plunged a kitchen knife twice into Corpolongo’s intestine. 

St. John's LAX stabbing
Stockfeder is the previous captain of St. John’s lacrosse group.

“The sufferer on this case was practically eviscerated by the defendant after an argument escalated to a bodily altercation,” Queens District Legal professional Melinda Katz mentioned in an announcement. 

Stockfeder will likely be sentenced by Queens Supreme Court docket Justice Stephen Knopf on April 7.

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