Battlement stabber gets six years |

Battlement stabber gets six years

Greg Masse

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Daniel Scott Mayfield, the 19-year-old California man who pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for stabbing a 17-year-old boy in Battlement Mesa last October, was sentenced Thursday to six years in Colorado state prison.

During the sentencing, 9th District Judge Thomas Ossola said that statements made by Mayfield on the night of the stabbing indicated that Mayfield didn’t think the stabbing was his fault.

Mayfield’s statements came during a police interview on Oct. 13 – the night of the stabbing. Mayfield reportedly said he “shoved the knife at him and he, like, jumped on it with his stomach, and I stabbed him.”

Mayfield’s public defender, Jamie Roth, told Ossola that Mayfield had a tough childhood, was “extremely intoxicated” at the time of the incident and had little recollection of the stabbing and no recollection of the police interview.

“While that might help us understand why he wound up here, it doesn’t give him an excuse,” Ossola said of Mayfield.

Mayfield declined to comment when offered an opportunity during the sentencing.

The total amount of restitution he will owe won’t be finalized for another 90 days, while medical bills for the victim are assembled.

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