Manslaughter conviction in Ore. neighbor stabbing

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Associated Press

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 1 at 9:32 AM

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.

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Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com

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