- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A Medford man accused of stabbing a stranger he mistook for someone else has been found guilty.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports (https://is.gd/dyBk5e ) that a Jackson County Circuit Court jury on Wednesday found Adan Manuel Valdez guilty of attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to 17 years and eight months in prison.

Prosecutors say Valdez mistook Gildardo Flores-Ramirez for a man who had beaten him unconscious earlier on May 29, 2013. Valdez then chased Flores-Ramirez into a house, broke in and stabbed him four times in the abdomen, back and hand.

Prosecutors say Valdez essentially apologized to Flores-Ramirez, saying he was sorry he stabbed him and that he got the wrong person.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/


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