Jury Convicts Second Man in Stabbing
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard
A Lane County Circuit Court jury convicted a second man late Tuesday in connection with a near-fatal stabbing behind a Springfield market June 23.
After deliberating about six hours, the jury found 28-year-old Armando Fernandez guilty on five felony counts, including attempted aggravated murder and two counts of first-degree robbery.
Judge Debra Vogt set a Friday sentencing date for Fernandez. Under Oregon's mandatory sentencing law, he could face more than 10 years in prison on the attempted murder charge alone due to aggravating circumstances such as being a felon in possession of a gun.
His 18-year-old brother, Dain Fernandez Delgado, was sentenced to 90 months in prison earlier this month after entering guilty pleas to first-degree assault and first-degree robbery in the case. In a signed plea agreement, he acknowledged stabbing the 30-year-old victim with a large knife as his brother struggled with the man over a pistol he allegedly pulled when he demanded money from the victim and a companion.
The jury initially came back about 3 p. …