- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - A man has been convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the 2013 stabbing of his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend in a fight at Reedsport.

The News-Review newspaper (https://bit.ly/1uvvD1t ) reports that a jury in Roseburg returned the verdict Friday against 34-year-old Michael Lee Corrie of Reedsport. He had been charged with murder and first-degree manslaughter.

Corrie did not testify, but his defense lawyer argued self-defense. Corrie told police that he pulled a knife and stabbed 37-year-old Shawn Michael Christian of Reedsport because Christian was choking and hitting him.

Crystal White testified Corrie was at her apartment regularly, because they shared custody of two children. She said Christian showed up drunk and wanted to fight Corrie.

The second-degree manslaughter charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of six years and three months in prison.


Information from: The News-Review, https://www.nrtoday.com

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