Salisbury man convicted of murder, other charges in 2018 stabbing incident

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man has been convicted of numerous charges, including murder.

34-year-old Brendon Lee Fields was found guilty on Friday of first and second degree murder, attempted first and second degree murder, two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure, and other related charges after he reportedly entered a not guilty plea on an agreed statement of facts.

The charges stem from an incident that happened during the afternoon hours of November 10, 2018, at a residence off Swan Road in Salisbury. Fields stabbed 62-year-old Frank Donaldson and 62-year-old Charles Turner. As a result of the stabbing, Donaldson was pronounced dead on scene having suffered three significant stab wounds which injured both lungs, his heart, and caused significant internal bleeding. Turner survived his catastrophic injuries, which required multiple life-saving surgeries and extensive physical therapy.

We’re told at the request of Fields’ attorney, the court will schedule a hearing to determine whether or not Fields is not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. The State will offer evidence and argue that Fields was criminally responsible and not insane when he committed these crimes.

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