SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) – A Schuyler man ruled competent for trial has taken a plea deal and been convicted of attempted murder for stabbing a woman.
43-year-old Amauri Herrera-Alvarez pleaded no contest on Wednesday in Colfax County District Court. Prosecutors dropped a weapons charge in exchange for his plea. His sentencing is set for Feb. 3.
Prosecutors say the incident was discovered on Nov. 2, 2014, outside a Schuyler apartment building. An officer cut a rope Herrera-Alvarez was using to hang himself from a tree. Inside the building they found the injured woman, who was in a relationship with Herrera-Alvarez.
Herrera-Alvarez intended to plead not guilty by reason of insanity but eventually was found competent to stand trial.