Daniel Scott faces 15 years for stabbing a man with a butcher knife

A man charged with fatally stabbing another man in the face with a butcher knife pled guilty to second-degree murder while armed today.

Daniel Scott, 36, pleaded guilty to stabbing James Michael Neal, 54, in the face last November.

 As part of the deal, Scott will serve 15 years in jail if approved by a judge.

According to details of the agreement, the incident between Scott and Neal began in the evening of Nov. 21, when Scott was involved in an argument with a female panhandler standing outsize a 7-Eleven in the 1100 block of South Capitol St. SW. Scott began swinging a knife at the woman who was accompanied by a male. When the pair left, Scott followed them, and confronted them and stabbed Neal once in the face.

Neal died from his injuries a day later.

Scott is due to be sentenced Feb. 24, 2017.

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