Jury returns guilty verdict in Ashland stabbing case

Medford, Ore. –[6/15/17 1 p.m.] Quinn was found guilty of assault in the 1st and 2nd degrees, as well as unlawful use of a weapon. The DA’s office says a warrant was issued for his arrest after he didn’t appear in court for the reading of the verdict. He’s since been arrested and is in Jackson County Jail pending sentencing.

[Update: 6/15/17 10:00 a.m.] The Jackson County District Attorney’s office says a jury has come back with a verdict. The verdict was returned around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night. NBC5 News is awaiting more details from the District Attorney’s office.

[6/14/17] The fate of an Ashland man is in the hands of a jury. Robert Quinn, who also goes by Michael, is accused of stabbing two people near the Lithia Park entrance. It happened last September. Both victims survived.

The trial began Tuesday, and jurors were given instructions just before noon Wednesday.

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