Retrial Results in Conviction of Longmont Man Who Broke Woman’s Arm
A Longmont man facing a retrial for additional charges in a domestic violence case on Thursday was found guilty on all counts.
Matthew Manigold, 40, was convicted of third-degree assault, second-degree assault and attempted second-degree assault, according to Boulder County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Catherine Olguin.
During his first trial in June, the jury was hung on the latter two charges. His retrial began on Monday . The jury went into deliberations just before noon, according to Olguin, and reached a verdict around 5 p.m. Thursday.
Manigold will be sentenced on all three charges on Jan. 10 in Boulder County Court. His charges include Class 4 and 5 felonies and a Class 1 misdemeanor. He could be punished with up to six years in jail and a $500,000 fine. He also was charged with a sentence enhancer for causing severe bodily injury, which could elongate his sentence.
According to an arrest affidavit, a woman told police that Manigold assaulted her in several ways during an argument at a Longmont home in May 2017. The woman said he broke items, hit her and choked her.
She also told police he tried multiple times to break her left arm before moving on to her right arm. According to the affidavit, Manigold “snapped it like a stick.”
Physicians at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton determined the woman’s forearm was fractured and needed surgery.
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