Local man facing up to 50 years for trying to kill girlfriend

Stabbed her six times and left her on the street to die, but she survived

SHREVEPORT, La. - A man who stabbed his girlfriend six times two years ago and left her to die on a city street was convicted of attempted second-degree murder today.

 

Adam Laray Martin, 25, faces at least 10 years, and up to 50 years, in prison at hard labor for the April 12, 2015 attack that left his victim, Jakare Fecunda, bleeding on Acadian Shores Drive in the Huntington Park neighborhood.

 

The three-man, nine-woman jury deliberated just under 100 minutes before returning its unanimous verdict to Caddo District Judge Brady D. O'Callaghan.

 

Found by a neighbor, Fecunda was rushed to University Health where she was hospitalized for three weeks with wounds to her head, an arm, back and abdomen. She underwent four surgeries, losing part of her liver and a kidney.

 

Martin's formal sentence, the term to be served without benefit of parole, probation or suspension, will be imposed at a date yet to be set. His next court appearance, for post-trial motions, will be Feb. 20, 2018.

 

Martin has a prior conviction in 2014 for aggravated second-degree battery and at the time of the attack was on probation for that conviction.

 

Assistant District Attorneys Mekisha Smith Creal and Monique Metoyer prosecuted, while Martin was defended by Mary Harried.


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