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Army Wife Charged in Stabbing Death of Husband in Laurel

Police have identified the victim as Johnnie Sutton, III, a member of the United States Army.

Marquita Berry-Sutton, 30, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Johnnie Sutton III. (Photo credit: AACPD)
Marquita Berry-Sutton, 30, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Johnnie Sutton III. (Photo credit: AACPD)
Police have charged the wife of a member of the Armed Services with second-degree murder after he was stabbed multiple times in the chest in a Laurel home.

Anne Arundel County police charged Marquita Berry-Sutton, 30, in the death of her husband, Johnnie Sutton III, 38, a member of the United States Army, according to a police report.

Police found Sutton dead at his home on Frostwood Road in Laurel Friday at about 10:30 a.m.. He suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest, police said. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner later ruled that he died by sharp force trauma. 

Berry-Sutton surrendered to authorities Saturday, according to police. She has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

The couple's 21-month-old child was present at the time of the incident, but was not injured, police said. The child is now in the custody of relatives.
Dana Schwartz December 16, 2013 at 10:15 PM
CORRECTION: Frostwood Road is not in the City of Laurel, but rather in the Russett development, several miles outside the City limits, in Anne Arundel County.
Shaka Zulu December 18, 2013 at 06:49 AM
Um you forgot to mention his body was found at the front door inside the home already wrapped up in plastic ready to be disposed of, she should be executed with in 6 months, take any organs that can help others and flush her!!!

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