Convicted murderer pleads guilty in separate case |

Convicted murderer pleads guilty in separate case

BOULDER, Colorado ” Most of the charges against a convicted murderer set to go on trial in a Longmont stabbing have been dismissed following a last-minute plea agreement.

Forty-eight-year-old Roy Seagraves was arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man in a dispute over a child’s bicycle in November 2007. He pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance Monday.

In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop charges of first-degree assault, menacing and possession of a weapon. Seagraves’ attorney, Matt Connell, says he had built a strong case that his client acted in self-defense.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 11. Connell says Seagraves likely will receive three years in prison.

Seagraves pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2001 in the 1982 death of Gary Stoner, who police say was stabbed 63 times in his Boulder apartment.

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