Sentencing Delayed For Mayton In Fatal Dubuque Stabbing

Michael Mayton stares into the gallery moments before allegedly assaulting Dubuque County Attorney Ralph Potter in Dubuque, Iowa on Friday, July 9, 2010. Mayton and Potter were leaving the Dubuque courtroom moments after Mayton was convicted of second-degree murder in the Aug. 15 stabbing death of his friend David Tate when Mayton struck Potter over the head with his handcuffs. (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Dave Kettering)


By Richard Pratt

DUBUQUE (AP) — Sentencing is delayed for a Dubuque man found guilty of killing a friend and wounding a neighbor.

Michael Mayton was convicted of second-degree murder and several assault charges in July. His sentencing, which had been set for Aug. 30, is now scheduled for Sept. 17.

Mayton was accused in the stabbing death of his friend, David Tate, and the stabbing of his neighbor, Richard Schramm Jr., in August 2009.

After the jury's verdict, Mayton was accused of assaulting Dubuque County Attorney Ralph Potter with his cuffed hands as Mayton left the courtroom.

Mayton is charged with willful injury in that case.

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