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Jury convicts Buffalo man of attempted murder in knife attack

A jury has found a Buffalo man guilty of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault in a May 9 knife attack inside his Howlett Street residence, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said it took the jury nearly five hours of deliberation to render its verdict against 32-year-old Daniel Cain following a one-week trial.

Cain and the victim were engaged in a verbal altercation when the victim left the residence to call for a ride home. When the victim returned to speak to Cain, he was stabbed in the chest with a knife by Cain, according to the District Attorney's Office. As the victim turned away in an attempt to flee, Cain stabbed the victim again multiple times in the head, back and right arm before Cain turned the knife on himself, causing self-inflicted injuries to his neck and chest, prosecutors said.

The victim suffered an injury to his heart and has undergone several other surgeries since.

Cain faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 20. He is held without bail.

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