Murder, assault trial set for East Liverpool man | News, Sports, Jobs

LISBON — The jury trial for an East Liverpool man charged with attempted murder, felonious assault and domestic violence in a July 7 stabbing remains set for Jan. 9.

Joseph Boyer, 50, Ogden Street, appeared Thursday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court for a status conference with his defense attorneys, Jennifer Gorby and Joe King. County Assistant Prosecutor Tammie Riley Jones appeared for the state, along with County Assistant Prosecutor Steve Yacovone.

Boyer remains jailed under a $100,000 cash or surety bond.

“We don’t have a resolution,” Jones told Judge Scott Washam, noting a proposed plea agreement had been offered to the defendant.

King also acknowledged the proposed plea deal, saying he discussed the proposal with his client, but it was not acceptable. He said if they come to a resolution, he’ll notify the court.

The charges against Boyer include first-degree felony attempted murder, second-degree felony felonious assault and fourth-degree felony domestic violence.

The indictment alleged that Boyer attempted to cause the death of a woman he knew at an Ogden Street residence in East Liverpool as a result of committing or attempting to commit felonious assault.

He was also indicated for knowingly causing or attempting to cause harm to her by means of a deadly weapon, specifically a 12-inch Farberware chef’s knife and a 9-inch serrated kitchen knife. The domestic violence count was a felony because he had previously been convicted of domestic violence involving the same victim earlier this year.

According to an affidavit, the victim was stabbed three times in the neck and once in the wrist during the July attack when he began assaulting her by grabbing her by the hair, then grabbing a knife to stab her.

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