Cornell Scrivner sentenced to 25 years in 2008, 2009 murders

A District man was sentenced to 25 years in jail Friday in connection with two murders in Northeast D.C.

Cornell Scrivner, 20, pleaded guilty in March to second degree murder in two killings that took place in 2008 and 2009.

The first murder happened on Jan. 8, 2008, when Scrivner and an accomplice shot and killed Julian Agurs in the 1300 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE after a verbal altercation.

More than a year later, on May 17, 2009, Scrivner shot and killed 20-year-old Demetrius Matthews in the 1900 block of Second Street NE. Matthews was unarmed at the time of the shooting, which once again ensued after an argument.