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Associated Press, Published July 02 2010

Duluth man convicted in sword stabbing

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 47-year-old Duluth man accused of stabbing another man with a 24-inch sword has been convicted of second-degree assault.

A St. Louis County jury found Richard P. Richey guilty after about three hours of deliberations Thursday. The trial lasted three days.

Richey was accused of stabbing the victim in a dispute over money April 5, 2009 in Duluth.

The Duluth News Tribune reports that Richey has had 17 criminal cases filed against him in five Minnesota counties.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.