Wednesday, 03 October 2018 09:06

Defendant Convicted of Attempted Murder

Oct. 3, 2018 – A 29-year-old man has been convicted of multiple felonies, including critically wounding another man while attempting to kill his wife, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A Criminal Court jury convicted defendant Marvin Stinnett on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, three counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
The incident occurred on Sept. 3, 2015, when members of a woman’s family and acquaintances went to intervene when her husband, Stinnett, was threatening her during a disturbance at their residence in the 2600 block of Kimball.
When the group arrived, they got the woman and her child into their van, but Stinnett then approached the driver’s side and pointed a gun at the woman and said he was going to kill her. A 47-year-old man inside the van who was a family friend intervened and was shot through the hand, with the bullet going into his stomach and causing critical injuries.
The driver quickly drove away and flagged down police.
Stinnett will be sentenced later this month.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Michael McCusker and Alexia Crump.