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.
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.
“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.