By RICHARD F. BELISLE
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Fulton County jury acquitted a McConnellsburg man of a criminal homicide charge Thursday in the 1995 stabbing death of a 31-year-old man, court officials said.
But the jury of six men and six women found James Monte Figard, 43, of Woodside Apartments, McConnellsburg, guilty of felony aggravated assault and simple assault. Figard was found innocent of conspiracy in the case that stemmed from the Sept. 4, 1995, fatal stabbing of Rodney Eugene Barthalow.
Barthalow was stabbed outside Woodside Apartments in Ayr Township.
Judge Douglas Herman set a March 25 sentencing date for Figard.
Figard was the third and final defendant in the case.
Roger Lee Maloney, 33, of R.D. 1, McConnellsburg, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the case on Sept. 17, said Fulton County District Attorney Dwight Harvey. In October, Maloney was sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison.