Evansville man convicted of attempted murder for stabbing at gas station

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – An Evansville man has been convicted of attempted murder for a stabbing at a gas station last year.

38-year-old Andrew Buttrum was found guilty but mentally ill in connection with the stabbing at a Marathon gas station on East Louisiana Street in September 2018

A 59-year-old man was found with a stab wound to his neck, chest and hands outside the gas station.

The victim survived the attack and testified against Buttrum.

According to the Prosecutor’s Office, Buttrum stalked the victim for several minutes before repeatedly stabbing the victim with a knife.

During the incident, a witness kicked Buttrum and helped the victim.

The prosecutor’s office says Buttrum left and went to a home on East Eichel to hide his bloody shirt in the backyard, changed his clothing and left in a vehicle before police arrived.

Following the verdict, Buttrum was admitted to the Habitual Offender Enhancement for having three prior unrelated felony convictions.

Buttrum faces a maximum of 60 years in prison. He’ll be sentenced on November 14th.

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(This story was originally published on October 17, 2019)

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