Monday, November 18, 2013

11-19-13 green bay man convicted in fdl stabbing incident

A Green Bay man arrested in a Fond du lac stabbing incident last fall has been convicted on a lesser charge.  At a plea hearing Monday Roger Maldanado was convicted of second degree reckless injury.   The 24 year old Maldonado was initially charged with four counts of  attempted first degree intentional homicide  in the October  2012 stabbing at an East 12th Street residence.  Fond du lac County District Attorney Eric Toney says the charges Maldonado was convicted of  include dangerous weapon enhanceers and carry a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.  "We're always happy when we're able to secure convictions on significant cases,"  Toney told WFDL news.  "We ran into some issues that caused us to consider a settlement and ultimately we were able to reach a settlement which causes Mr. Maldonado to face up to 25 years of initial prison exposure time."  Toney says the matter had originally been scheduled for a jury trial in August and the state was prepared to proceed.  Toney says the matter was adjourned because of a medical issue that developed a day before the trial on the side of the defense.  Toney says the jury trial was rescheduled for this week but there was difficulty securing witnesses to testify and the plea deal was reached.   A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing hearing will be scheduled.

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