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Stabbing conviction brings probation

January 17, 2009

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A Douglas County judge on Friday sentenced a Lawrence man to serve two years on probation for a stabbing during a February 2008 bar fight.

District Judge Paula Martin ruled that Rodney O. Farmer, 32, must serve 16 months in prison if he is ever found to violate his probation.

Jurors in December convicted Farmer of aggravated battery.

Prosecutors argued during the trial that Farmer stabbed an employee of the Jet Lag Lounge, 610 Fla., while the staff member tried to stop a fight.

The victim told police he was stabbed in the abdomen near his waist and cut in his left outer thigh.

Farmer’s defense attorney argued that someone else was responsible for the stabbing.

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somebodynew 5 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, I am sure this probation is really going to make him think the next time. Righhhht.

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J2od 5 years, 3 months ago

Hmmm... a 32-year-old at a bar with a knife and the lack of foresight to consider that he MIGHT be a little too old for a bar fight, and that there MIGHT JUST BE consequences for STABBING another person in the abdomen...I don't suppose that's any more difficult than attempting to comprehend a judge that would permit a would-be killer (Silly me! I guess I'm of the opinion that stabbing a person in the guts = attempted murder!) stay on the streets with the ethereal slap on the wrist!

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