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.
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.