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On Friday, November 20, 2020, Brendon Lee Fields was found guilty of multiple charges including first degree murder. Read more…



On Friday, November 20, 2020, Brendon Lee Fields, 34 years of age, of Salisbury, Maryland, appeared in the Circuit Court of Maryland in Wicomico County for multiple charges from a November 10, 2018 incident here in Salisbury, Maryland.

On Friday, Fields was found guilty of first degree murder, second degree murder, attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, two (2) counts of carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure and related offenses by the Honorable S. James Sarbanes, Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court, following Fields entering a not guilty plea on an agreed statement of facts.

On the afternoon of November 10, 2018, in a residence off Swan Road in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland, Fields stabbed Frank Donaldson, 62 years of age, of Delmar, Maryland, and Charles Turner, 62 years of age, of Salisbury, Maryland. As a result of the stabbing, Mr. Donaldson was pronounced dead on scene having suffered three significant stab wounds which injured both lungs, his heart and caused significant internal bleeding.

Miraculously, Mr. Turner survived his catastrophic injuries which required multiple life-saving surgeries and extensive physical therapy.

At Fields’s attorney’s request, the Court will schedule a hearing to determine whether or not Field is not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. The State will offer evidence and argue that Mr. Fields was criminally responsible and not insane when he committed these crimes.