GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 42-year-old Grants Pass man has been convicted of manslaughter for stabbing his neighbor in a street fight.
A jury returned the verdict Thursday in Grants Pass against Kiley Hudson in the July, 2011, slaying of his neighbor, 60-year-old Gary Salomon.
The Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/11lkPZk) reports the jury's decision came after it indicated it could not reach a verdict on a charge of murder.
Hudson testified the fight started after Salomon trespassed and refused to leave.
Hudson claimed he stabbed Salomon in self-defense after Salomon had him on the ground and was choking him from behind.
But a state medical examiner said he doubted Hudson could have inflicted the wounds from that position.
The first-degree manslaughter conviction carries a mandatory sentence of 10 years in prison.
Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com