- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A man shot twice by a Greeley police officer faces up to 100 years in prison after he was convicted on charges that mostly stemmed from a confrontation with police.

The Greeley Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2isyx7v) jurors convicted 28-year-old Joseph Perez on Friday of nine charges in addition to assaulting a police officer.

Sentencing is set for March 10.

Weld Deputy District Attorney Michael Pirraglia argued Perez wanted officers to kill him when he lunged at them with a knife.

Defense attorney Stephanie Stout argued physical evidence proves Perez had dropped the knife and was unarmed.

She said she may file an appeal after sentencing.


Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com

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