Fenton Jacobs, 42, was sentenced to 53 years in prison Tuesday after being found guilty of a number of charges from his involvement in a 2019 stabbing. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Fenton Jacobs, 42, was sentenced to 53 years in prison Tuesday after being found guilty of a number of charges from his involvement in a 2019 stabbing. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Man sentenced to 53 years for fatal downtown stabbing

The sentencing follows a guilty verdict last June for the 2019 crime.

A man was sentenced to 53 years in prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder and other charges stemming from a fatal stabbing downtown in 2019.

Fenton L. Jacobs, 42, was sentenced on Tuesday by Superior Court Judge Amy Mead after being found guilty of second-degree murder and several lesser charges, including manslaughter, harassment and two counts of third-degree assault in June of 2022.

The fatal stabbing occurred in May of 2019 when, after threatening multiple people with a knife downtown, Jacobs chased after a couple following a verbal altercation. Jacobs then stabbed one of the individuals, Scott Campbell, multiple times in the hands and abdomen resulting in his death, according to the Juneau Police Department investigation.

In Alaska, second-degree murder carries a maximum possible sentence of 99 years. Fenton’s composite sentence was for 65 years with 12 years suspended, for a total of 53 years served.

Jacobs will be on probation for 10 years following his incarceration.

• Contact reporter Clarise Larson at clarise.larson@juneauempire.com or (651)-528-1807.

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