Arizona Man Convicted of Manslaughter

Arizona Man Convicted of Manslaughter

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- An Arizona man has been convicted of manslaughter in the death of a Cedar Valley man.

A jury returned the manslaughter verdict against Harrison Cly of Tuba City, Arizona, even though he was charged with murder. That was for the April 17th stabbing death of 28-year-old Richard Frank Lewis-Irwin.

Iron County Attorney Scott Garrett says he was disappointed in the lesser verdict, but said he supported the jury's decision if that is what the facts showed.

Investigators said Lewis-Irwin was stabbed once with a pocket knife during a fight at a home in New Harmony, eight miles south of Cedar City.

Cly testified Friday that he and others in the house were threatened by Lewis-Irwin. Cly described Lewis-Irwin as "scary."

The verdict was returned late Friday night after the jury deliberated nearly six hours.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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