D.C. man sentenced for knife attack on date he met on chat line

A District man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for repeatedly stabbing another man he met through a dating chat line.

Lamar A. Brown, 37, pleaded guilty in November to assault with intent to kill while armed.

According to prosecutors, on July 31, 2012, Brown stabbed the victim numerous times about the eye, face, neck, body and hands at the victim’s home in Northeast Washington.

Police said the two met two or three weeks earlier on a dating chat line, and had spent the night together once before the stabbing.

Brown had been using a fake name during the entire encounter.

On the night of the stabbing, the victim had fallen asleep but was awakened to find Brown stabbing him in the back of the neck with a black folding knife. During the struggle, Brown continued to stab the man about the head and body.

The victim was able to get away and ran to nearby apartments. Brown discarded the phone he used to meet with the victim.

Brown’s use of a false name originally resulted in the wrong man being arrested for this offense. That man was released once emergency cell phone records obtained by the government exonerated him.

Cell phone records and other investigative measures, meanwhile, led to the identification and arrest of Brown.

Brown had been released from Virginia state prison less than a month before this attack after serving 18 years of incarceration.

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