A Coram man plead guilty Tuesday to the August 2011 murder of Chauncey Scott, 32 of Coram, in Medford.
According to a report in Newsday, Darrell Scott, 26, (no relation to victim) plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter and admitted to stabbing Chauncey Scott multiple times in the chest with a screwdriver.
Suffolk County Court Judge Stephen Braslow reportedly promised a sentence of between 17 and 22 years in prison to Darrell Scott for his plea. His sentencing is scheduled for March 7.
Darrell Scott reportedly said during the proceeding that he fought Chauncey Scott at 6 p.m. in a small park at the corner of Baldwin Lane and Pinegrove Avenue in Medford.
Assistant District Attorney Raphael Pearl told Newsday outside court that confict started between the two men when Darrell Scott smacked his girlfriend around on the previous July 4, and she jumped into Chauncey Scott's car. The two men agreed to meet at the park where they fought. Chauncey Scott, who was said to be 120 pounds lighter than Darrell Scott, used a baseball bat. Darrell Scott was said to have went to his car for the screwdriver.
In 2011, police first announced Darrell Scott's arrest for the murder charge three days after the Sunday evening stabbing.
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