Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on May 24th, 2010 at 4:34 pm
(Photo: Multnomah County)
Wayne Thompson, the man who intentionally backed up his car over Mike Luther after an argument in a parking lot, was found guilty today.
Here’s more from KPTV:
“An SUV driver who was suspected in a collision that left a bicyclist in critical condition was found guilty Monday of third-degree assault, a lesser charge than what he was facing.
On Monday, a Multnomah County judge found Wayne Thompson not guilty on first and second-degree assault charges… He was convicted instead on the lesser charge. Thompson’s sentencing is set for June 8.”
As we reported back in August 2009, Thompson’s initial charge was first degree assault, a Class A felony. Third-degree assault is a Class C felony.
Luther suffered a serious brain injury in the collision. We last reported on him back in April when his family reached out to the community hoping to get him back on his bike.