Clovis man found guilty in store stabbing

A Clovis man was found guilty Thursday of three charges connected to a August 2010 stabbing.

Guadalupe Murillo, 32, faces up to eight-and-a-half years for two felony counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and a count of unlawful possession of a switchblade, a misdemeanor.

According to a release from the district attorney's office:

n About 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 2010, Carlos Lopez and Celestino Owens of Clovis entered the Wal-Mart store to buy food for a cookout.

n Murillo, then an employee of the store, approached Lopez and threatened to fight him. During the argument, he pulled a switchblade out of his pocket and stabbed Lopez several times in the chest and arms.

n Owens was stabbed below the chin while attempting to take the knife away.

n The jury deliberated for about three hours before delivering a guilty verdict.

n A sentencing hearing will be held within 90 days.

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