- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut’s Supreme Court has reinstated the convictions of a Waterbury man who was found guilty of both intentional and reckless assault for the same crime.

The state Appellate Court had earlier ordered a new trial for Robert King, who was convicted of stabbing a woman with a steak knife in 2010, when she intervened in a fight between King and another man.

The appeals court ruled that finding the assault to be both reckless and intentional was legally inconsistent.

But the high court disagreed.

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a jury could have reasonably found that King first stabbed the woman while recklessly swinging the knife, then stabbed her intentionally three more times when she retaliated.

The decision means King will have to serve his nine-year prison sentence.


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