- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) - A Schuyler man ruled competent for trial has taken a plea deal and been convicted of attempted murder for stabbing a woman.

The Columbus Telegram reports (https://bit.ly/1YwmgyN ) that 43-year-old Amauri Herrera-Alvarez pleaded no contest on Wednesday in Colfax County District Court. Prosecutors dropped a weapons charge in exchange for his plea. His sentencing is set for Feb. 3.

Prosecutors say the incident was discovered on Nov. 2, 2014, outside a Schuyler apartment building. An officer cut a rope Herrera-Alvarez was using to hang himself from a tree. Inside the building they found the injured woman, who was in a relationship with Herrera-Alvarez.

Herrera-Alvarez intended to plead not guilty by reason of insanity but eventually was found competent to stand trial.

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Information from: Columbus Telegram, https://www.columbustelegram.com

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