The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Jury Finds Teen Guilty


Last updated 3/12/2012 at 12:20pm

Mason Simpson was given a 25-to-39 month suspended sentence Friday after a Transylvania County jury found the 18 year old guilty of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

In the trial that began Wednesday, the prosecution described how Simpson, who was 17 at the time of the incident, stabbed his friend, Nick Mooney, with a knife following an altercation over stolen property in the Ingles parking lot on the night of Dec. 14, 2010.

Assistant District Attorney Beth Dierauf argued that Simpson was not acting in self-defense and instead acted rashly and dangerously by usi...

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