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Marysville man found guilty of attempted murder

Douglas Kling of Marysville was found guilty Wednesday afternoon of five counts related to the 2009 stabbing of his wife.
A 12-person jury deliberated only 15 minutes before unanimously convicting Kling of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, aggravated assault and criminal threat.
Sentencing is scheduled for November 2nd before District Judge John Weingart.
Kling’s now ex-wife, Kellie Bertot, testified that Kling stabbed her repeatedly in the head, neck and abdomen, beat her and choked her in their Marysville home on March 6, 2009.  Bertot testified that her four children ages 3 and younger were in the house. Bertot said she escaped when Kling left to get cigarettes from a car outside. None of the children were physically harmed.

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