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Priset Found Guilty in Stabbing Death

Written By: Renata Stiehl
Priset Found Guilty in Stabbing Death

WELLSBORO, PA (WENY) -- The verdict is in a fatal stabbing case in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
     A judge found 28-year-old Matthew Priset guilty of first-degree murder, in the stabbing death of 28-year-old Clinton Perry death on January 25th, 2011. That's according to our media partner, the Star Gazette.
     Judge Robert Dalton, Junior found Priset guilty but mentally ill of first degree murder, aggravated assault, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, and criminal trespass. Priset now faces life in prison, but the "guilty but mentally ill" ruling allows for an evaluation to determine whether Priset should be housed in a mental health facility, or a prison.