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Local man convicted of attempted murder in New Year’s Day stabbing

October 4, 2018
Jurors convicted a Fort Wayne man today of attempted murder for stabbing a Uniondale man on New Year’s Day.   Cody Stinson, 23, stabbed Mark McVay as they sat in a car with two other people. McVay suffered a severed carotid artery, wounds to his neck and other injuries, according to court documents.   Stinson was charged Jan. 5 in Allen Superior Court with aggravated battery when it includes a substantial risk of death and battery be means of a deadly weapon. Prosecutors filed the attempted murder charge in June.   Jurors : eight women and four men : convicted him on all of the counts. They also found him to be a habitual offender.   William Lebrato, one of Stinson’s lawyers, said the habitual offender enhancement will be merged with the attempted murder charge.   For more on this story, see Friday’s print edition of The Journal Gazette or return to www.journalgazette.net after 1 a.m. Friday.   mleblanc@jg.net
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