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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:09 pm

Indiana Court of Appeals upholds attempted murder conviction

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the convictions of a Fort Wayne man found guilty last year of trying to kill his best friend. 

Cody A. Stinson, 23, was sentenced in November to 66 years in prison for the attempted murder of Mark McVay. McVay was stabbed by Stinson after they and two other people left a bar on New Year's Eve 2017. 

Stinson appealed, arguing the trial court should not have allowed certain statements from witnesses at trial. Prosecutors also shouldn't have been permitted to ask leading questions of McVay, he argued. 

The appellate court disagreed and upheld the convictions on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, and battery with a deadly weapon.