Michael Eugene Stratenberger - accused of stabbing a man and woman Aug. 27 as they slept in their Nisswa home - was found guilty on all counts Thursday afternoon in Crow Wing County District Court.
Judge Frederick J. Casey read the jury's verdict in courtroom No. 4 on the second floor of the Crow Wing County Judicial Center. Stratenberger was found guilty on two counts of felony attempted first-degree murder, two counts of felony first-degree assault and one count of felony first-degree burglary.
Casey remanded Stratenberger to custody in the Crow Wing County jail and set sentencing for Nov. 5.
Stratenberger, 28, Brainerd, was accused of stabbing Carrie Vukelich and Gerald Lindemann at their home on Pine Haven Road in Nisswa. Both were treated for their injuries at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Stratenberger's public attorney Brooke Mallot and the prosecutor, Crow Wing County Assistant Attorney Kris DeMay, had no comment on the verdict.
The 12 jurors entered deliberations about noon and reached a verdict four hours later Thursday.
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