Sunday, December 30, 2012

Arrest Made In DC-Area Football Player Murder

((HT: NBCWashington/ABC7))

An arrest has been made in the murder of a Division III NCAA football player in the Washington, DC area.

Zavier Stringfellow was found stabbed to death in his minivan after it was found crashed Friday night in suburban Washington. He was an all-state high school player at Battlefield ((VA)) High, where he was part of a state-title winning team as a senior in 2010. He went on to see time as a defensive end at Ferrum (VA) College.

Police arrested Johnny Bonilla Saturday afternoon after members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Prince William County (VA) and Fairfax County (VA) officers and arrested the suspect in the Stringfellow murder at his own home.

Police details are somewhat limited, but apparently Stringfellow and Bonilla were set to meet each other (having never met), one thing led to another, and Stringfellow was stabbed in a struggle.

Here's the report on the murder when it broke...

A candlelight vigil was held at Battlefield High on Sunday evening.

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