BREAKING NEWS Breaking News Full Story

Man charged with Huntsville murder gets 3 years in prison on manslaughter plea

Michael Stoltzfus was charged with murder in February of 2018 for the killing of a man at an abandoned Huntsville apartment building.

Posted: May 1, 2019 10:38 PM
Updated: May 2, 2019 3:00 PM

UPDATE: 

Michael Stoltzfus has been sentenced to a 20-year split sentence.

Michael Stoltzfus

He’ll spend three years in prison, five years on probation, and if he violates probation he’ll serve the remaining 17 years.

The prosecution asked for a 20-year straight sentence.

The defense asked for a 20-year reverse split where he would do three years in a treatment facility and then five years of probation.

Stoltzfus' attorney, Larry Marsili, told the judge he doesn't believe Stoltzfus intended to kill the victim, Shaun Boldin. Marsili told the judge both Stoltzfus and Boldin were heavily intoxicated when they engaged in a physical altercation that resulted in Boldin's death.

Marsili asked the judge to allow Stoltzfus to be admitted to a treatment facility where he could receive care for his alcohol habits.

In March, the state dropped charges against James Romans who was also arrested and charged in the murder.

From earlier:

Court documents show a man charged with murder, Michael Stoltzfus, intends to plead guilty to manslaughter at a sentencing hearing Thursday morning at the Madison County Courthouse.

Stoltzfus was charged with murder in February of 2018 for the killing of a man at an abandoned Huntsville apartment building. Another man, James Romans, was also arrested and charged with murder.

Huntsville police said the victim was found in an empty apartment building on Boxwood Court. According to Lt. Michael Johnson, preliminary evidence showed the victim was attacked by two people. 

According to court records, both Stoltzfus and Romans were out on probation when they were arrested.

Stoltzfus was placed on a two-year probation after he pleaded guilty to a first degree theft by deception charge. He was granted the probation in March 2017.

Huntsville
Overcast
75° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 75°
Florence
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 76°
Fayetteville
Overcast
75° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 75°
Decatur
Scattered Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 75°
Scottsboro
Overcast
75° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 75°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 18766

Reported Deaths: 651
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Mobile2321118
Jefferson1901104
Montgomery185843
Tuscaloosa83616
Marshall7089
Franklin5858
Lee56234
Shelby52819
Tallapoosa43466
Butler42118
Walker3862
Elmore3749
Chambers36026
Madison3534
Unassigned3062
Morgan3021
Baldwin2939
Dallas2923
Lowndes26512
Etowah26312
DeKalb2573
Autauga2415
Coffee2391
Sumter2287
Houston2265
Bullock2176
Pike2120
Colbert1902
Hale1859
Russell1810
Barbour1771
Marengo1756
Lauderdale1722
Calhoun1673
Wilcox1577
Choctaw15310
Cullman1521
Clarke1492
St. Clair1351
Randolph1287
Dale1240
Marion12411
Pickens1205
Talladega1195
Limestone1080
Chilton1071
Greene954
Macon934
Winston910
Jackson833
Covington821
Henry822
Crenshaw783
Bibb761
Escambia753
Washington736
Blount631
Lawrence510
Monroe462
Geneva440
Perry430
Conecuh411
Coosa401
Cherokee383
Clay282
Lamar280
Fayette160
Cleburne151

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 25190

Reported Deaths: 401
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Shelby5546124
Davidson551666
Trousdale13944
Rutherford134328
Hamilton96419
Sumner93846
Lake8350
Bledsoe6101
Williamson58911
Putnam5246
Robertson5235
Tipton4613
Wilson4498
Knox4355
Out of TN4264
Bedford2974
Montgomery2863
Rhea2170
Hardeman2020
Madison1732
Bradley1661
Macon1663
Loudon1610
Unassigned1610
McMinn14614
Fayette1362
Cheatham1350
Dickson1200
Cumberland1202
Maury1071
Sevier972
Blount933
Coffee780
Washington750
Monroe713
Wayne640
Gibson631
Sullivan602
Lauderdale591
Hickman580
Dyer570
Franklin541
Greene522
Unicoi480
Obion453
Marion441
Hamblen422
Anderson422
DeKalb380
Smith361
Hawkins342
Marshall331
Lawrence330
Haywood332
White330
Cannon320
Overton320
Henry320
Grundy311
Lincoln290
Jefferson290
Carroll281
Meigs270
Warren260
Weakley260
Perry240
Hardin222
Cocke210
Sequatchie200
Johnson190
Polk190
Jackson190
Carter191
Campbell181
Morgan170
Crockett162
Roane160
Henderson150
Humphreys151
McNairy150
Grainger130
Giles130
Stewart130
Claiborne120
Scott120
Fentress120
Chester120
Clay80
Houston80
Benton71
Moore50
Decatur50
Van Buren40
Union40
Lewis30
Pickett30
Hancock10

 

 

Community Events