Clearfield, PA – The Clearfield County man who is accused of fatally stabbing another man nearly a year ago has now been convicted of third-degree murder.
20-year-old Johnathan Maines from Madera was found guilty on Thursday of aggravated assault, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person. He was found not guilty of the more serious first-degree murder charges.
Maines and five other people, including the man he killed, 30-year-old Joshua Sahm of Blandburg, had all been using methamphetamine at a known drug house on March 20, 2018.
Maines and Sahm got into an argument, and Maines stabbed him in the neck and the back. Maines fled, and his girlfriend at the time used Sahm’s phone to call 911.
Sahm was later found in a pool of blood at the bottom of the stairway. He died on the way to the hospital.
Maines will have his sentencing within the next two months. He’ll likely serve 20-40 years in state prison for the crime.