Man convicted of stabbing roommate over pair of jeans sentenced to prison

Saturday , November 18, 2017 - 7:32 PM3 comments

JACOB SCHOLL, Standard-Examiner Staff

FARMINGTON — A Layton man convicted of stabbing his roommate six times was sentenced to prison Thursday. 

Jacquan David Wilson, 29, was sentenced on a total of three felony charges: one count of attempted murder, a first-degree felony; one count of obstructing justice, a second-degree felony; and one count of unlawful acquisition, possession or transfer of a credit card, a third-degree felony. 

Wilson appeared in front of Judge Robert Dale along with his attorney, Ryan Bushell. 

For the charge of attempted murder, Wilson is ordered to serve four years to life in the Utah State Prison. For the obstructing justice charge, Wilson was given one to 15 years in the state prison. These charges will run consecutively, according to court documents. 

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As for the unlawful acquisition charge, Wilson was sentenced to an intermediate prison term that will not exceed five years. 

On Sept. 28, a jury convicted Wilson of stabbing his roommate six times Nov. 24, 2015, outside their apartment.

The victim testified at a February preliminary hearing that the two had gotten into an argument after Wilson returned a pair of jeans belonging to him.

In the days since his hearing, Wilson was transferred to the state prison in Draper, where he will be held for the remainder of his sentence. 

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