- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Laurel woman has been convicted of fatally stabbing her husband, a Fort Meade program analyst.

Thirty-two-year-old Marquita Sutton entered an Alford plea to second-degree murder in Anne Arundel Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Sutton made the plea in the death of 38-year-old Army Sgt. 1st Class Johnnie Sutton III.

Prosecutors say on Dec. 13, 2013, Johnnie Sutton’s supervisors called police after he failed to show up for work. The Annapolis Capital reports (https://bit.ly/1EPePx8) that a property manager let officers into the Suttons’ home and they found Johnnie Sutton’s body. Authorities say he had been stabbed and cut 121 times with a knife.

Police say Marquita Sutton killed her husband after learning he was having an affair.

She faces a maximum of 30 years in prison at sentencing next month.

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Information from: The Capital, https://www.capitalgazette.com/


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