District man sentenced to nine years in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend more than 50 times | USAO-DC

WASHINGTON – Brian Wesley, 47, of Washington, DC, was sentenced today to nine years in prison for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in Southeast Washington and having her stabbed more than 50 times under the influence of PCP.

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

Wesley pleaded guilty in July 2022, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to a charge of assault with intent to kill. He was sentenced by the Honorable Milton C. Lee Jr.

According to government evidence, Wesley’s ex-girlfriend kicked him out of her house about a week before the stabbing. During that week, Wesley ransacked her apartment and threatened her via text message.

On May 6, 2022, around 2 p.m., Wesley made his way into the victim’s apartment and immediately began stabbing her until she was finally limp and silent on the floor. After ceasing his assault, Wesley walked to a bedroom window and jumped from the third floor apartment, breaking his hip and sustaining further head and body injuries. Neighbors called 911. Responding officers and emergency medical personnel found the victim lame and bleeding in the stairwell and Wesley unconscious on the sidewalk outside with the bloody knife nearby. The victim was taken to hospital where he underwent several surgeries and necessary medical procedures.

Wesley was arrested at the scene. He has been detained ever since.

Following his prison sentence, Wesley will be placed on probation for three years with conditions including drug treatment, mental health treatment and a stay away and do not contact the victim order.

In announcing the sentencing, U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Contee praised the work of those who investigated the Metropolitan Police Department case. They also expressed their appreciation for the work of those who handled the case at the US Attorney’s Office, including victims/witnesses attorney Lu Lan and paralegal specialist Brenda Williams.

Finally, they praised the efforts of Assistant U.S. Attorney Zach Horton, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

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