POSTED: 04:45 p.m. HST, Sep 12, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 06:23 p.m. HST, Sep 12, 2011
A state jury convicted a Salt Lake man Monday of assault and other charges in the attack on Pac-Five assistant football coach Paul Brown outside Mid-Pacific Institute on June 22.
Roberto Raymundo Smith, 41, had been charged with assault, terroristic threatening, possession of a butterfly knife and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. The jury convicted him on all counts.
Trial began Thursday and ended Friday in Circuit Court.
Smith is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Richard Pollack on Nov. 21.
Brown, 46, earlier said his truck was stopped at a traffic signal at University Avenue and Kaala Street about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was approached by a stranger who tried to punch and stab him.
Brown, who is also a restraint instructor at the Kapolei juvenile detention home, managed to pin the man and disarm him with the help of another coach whose vehicle was behind his. The coaches were leaving Mid-Pacific Institute following a practice by the Pac-Five intermediate football team.