Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stabby Former Tempe, AZ Attorney Off to Prison

A report at AZCentral.com relates the disposition of the manslaughter conviction of former Tempe Prosecutor Daniel Gukieson (mugshot:)

[F]ormer Tempe attorney [Daniel Gukeisen] was sentenced Monday to five years in prison in the fatal 2009 stabbing of a 22-year-old college student, according to Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman Vincent Funari.

Judge Cari Harrison sentenced Daniel Gukeisen, 39, to prison for non-dangerous manslaughter.

Gukeisen was found guilty in April for stabbing Arizona State University student Garret Hohn after an argument broke out between the two in front of Gukeisen's Tempe townhouse in September 2009.

Hohn and a friend were walking on First Street in Tempe about 2 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2009. Gukeisen, who had been a prosecutor in South Dakota but had a bankruptcy-law practice in Tempe, confronted the two for making noise. When the quarrel escalated, Gukeisen came out onto the street, and the two men fought. Hohn fell to the ground with a stab wound. He died at a nearby hospital 45 minutes later.

The two parties did not appear to know each other, police said[.]"
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Amazing, huh?

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