Grand Rapids man pleads guilty in connection with July stabbing

By KBJR News 1

Grand Rapids man pleads guilty in connection with July stabbing

September 30, 2013 Updated Sep 30, 2013 at 5:53 PM CST

Grand Rapids, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A Grand Rapids man has pleaded guilty to First Degree Assault in connection with a stabbing back in July.

28 year old Joshua Joseph Julien pleaded guilty to the charge today in Itasca County Court. Julien was originally also charged with attempted murder, and possession of a controlled substance along with two misdemeanors, however those charges will be dismissed at his sentencing.

Pursuant to a negotiated plea, Julien would serve a sentence of over 8 and a half years in prison, however the plea is subject to approval from the court.

The charges stem from a stabbing along the 600 Block of Pokegama Avenue back in July. 23 year old Kyle William Johnson was found covered in blood, saying that he had been stabbed. He was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth for his injuries.

According to the criminal complaint, Johnson told officials that he had been sleeping in his bed when Julien allegedly came in and started stabbing him.

Julien will be back in court on November 12th for his sentencing hearing.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
kburns@kbjr.com

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