Jury finds Townsend guilty of attempted murder

By Conor Mooney

Jury finds Townsend guilty of attempted murder

November 21, 2013 Updated Nov 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A jury found Ralph Townsend guilty of attempted murder in the second degree Thursday in Broome County Court.

Townsend, 54, was also convicted of assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, according to the Broome County Court.

Back in Aug. 2012, Binghamton police found Townsend stabbing his girlfriend at 6 Miles St. in Binghamton.

Police shot Townsend twice in the back to stop him.

His girlfriend, Eileen Montagno, 39, was rushed to the hospital and survived the attack.

Townsend is being held in the Broome County jail until his sentencing on Feb. 13, 2014

He faces a sentence of between eight to 25 years on the attempted murder and assault charges, and between three to seven years on the weapons possession charge, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Joann Parry, who prosecuted the case.