Puerto Rican found guilty in journalist stabbing

AP News
Posted: Apr 14, 2011 10:49 AM
Puerto Rican found guilty in journalist stabbing

A teenager accused of stabbing a well-known radio journalist last year has been found guilty of aggravated assault and use and possession of a weapon.

Luis Miguel Perez Quiles will be sentenced on June 20, bailiff Guillermo Aviles said Thursday.

Defense attorney Federico Lopez did not immediately return a call for comment. He was quoted in Primera Hora newspaper as saying that he was satisfied with the verdict issued on Wednesday. It is unclear if he plans to appeal.

Perez was arrested in September after police said he got into a fight with Jose Arriaga Stuart over payment of sexual favors. Stuart was stabbed more than 20 times and has since recovered from his injuries, including a collapsed lung.

He used to host a nightly show on WKAQ radio in which he debated news topics with callers.

The stabbing occurred in Corozal, a northern mountain town in the U.S. Caribbean territory.