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Havasu man acquitted of attempted murder faces prison for lesser charge | Local News Stories

A Lake Havasu man was acquitted Thursday of attempted murder, but faces a minimum sentence of 18 months in prison after a Mojave County jury found him guilty of a lesser charge of disorderly conduct with a weapon. There is a possibility that it will be handed down.

Jason J. Fontes, 44, went on trial last week on charges including attempted domestic violence murder, aggravated assault, child abuse and disorderly conduct with a weapon. After several hours of deliberation, Fontes' jury reached a verdict of “not guilty” on all charges except disorderly conduct, Mohave County Deputy Public Defender Paul Ammann said.

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