A New Hampton man has been found guilty of murder after a stabbing in Charles City last year. A Floyd County jury Wednesday found 43-year-old Richard Cortez guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Kenyon Armstrong of Charles City, after a fight at Tori’s Bar last May 17th.
The jury also found Cortez guilty of two counts of assault with the intent to inflict serious injury and two counts of willful injury for stabbing and injuring 24-year-old Cyrus Riley of Charles City and 17-year-old Robert Luckett of Chicago in the same fight.
Cortez did not react as the judge read the verdict convicting him of the lesser second-degree murder charge after facing a first-degree murder verdict that would have meant life in prison without parole.
Cortez faces up to 50 years in prison on the second-degree murder charge.