A Salt Lake man has been found not guilty of murdering another man, who died following a fight at a party in February.
But a 3rd District jury, returning its verdict late Thursday evening, found Michael Leon Jensen, 23, guilty of using a dangerous weapon during the Feb. 25 fight that ended in the death of Jeremy P. Vigil, 20.Jensen, acquitted of second-degree murder and aggravated assault, will be sentenced May 5 on the misdemeanor weapon violation.
According to police reports, Vigil and some friends crashed a party at 1497 W. Fourth South but were not welcome. A fight erupted outside the residence, and Vigil was stabbed in the leg, the knife piercing an artery. Vigil bled to death en route to the hospital.
Jensen's attorney argued that there was insufficient evidence to prove Jensen was the assailant because six of the state's witnesses gave different stories.