A long wait for a man convicted of stabbing sister

A 51–year old Fairbanks man, who was convicted of nearly stabbing his sister to death after a late 2010 alcohol–fueled altercation, will have to wait until this summer before he learns the penalty for his crimes.

Abraham Henry was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Fairbanks Superior Court.

Issues with his defense counsel prompted Judge Paul Lyle to set that hearing off until the week of June 7th.

After a day of trial proceedings, and about 2 hours of deliberations, jurors in 2011 returned guilty verdicts on a single count of Felony Assault in the First Degree.

State Troopers say after a night of heavy drinking, Henry stabbed the woman in the chest without provocation.

The woman sustained serious injuries and nearly bled to death at a neighbor’s home.

Henry faces a maximum ten–year sentence.