A Franklin County jury took a little more than three hours Friday to convict a man for the 2013 stabbing in front of the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission.
This was Paul Anthony McVay’s second Superior Court trial on one count of first-degree assault. His first trial in February ended with a hung jury.
McVay was arguing with Keyton R. Sykes at 6:30 a.m. in October 2013 outside the mission at 215 N. Second Ave., according to Pasco police and court documents.
Witnesses said McVay used a pocket knife to stab Sykes in his left arm and chest. Sykes, 21 at the time, had to undergo emergency surgery to control the bleeding.
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McVay’s trial started Wednesday. Sentencing is May 5.
McVay, 42, remains in the Franklin County jail on $100,000 bail. He also has three Benton County warrants.