Man convicted of stabbing friend with fork

November 11, 2008 8:51:27 AM PST
A Seaside man charged with stabbing his friend with a barbecue fork during a Super Bowl party argument last year was convicted on two charges, the Monterey County District Attorney's Office announced Monday.

Tommy Thomas, 43, was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of ammunition after a five-day trial before Judge Terrance Duncan, according to District Attorney Dean Flippo.

Thomas held a Super Bowl party Jan. 4, 2007, during which a argument erupted between him and a friend regarding a game of dominoes. After Thomas accused the victim of cheating, the victim left the house and Thomas followed him, stabbing him twice with a barbecue fork, Flippo said.

The District Attorney's Office said the victim was in the hospital for three days. During that time, doctors were required to perform laparoscopic surgery to determine if the victim's colon had been punctured, which it was not.

Thomas is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 18 and faces up to four years and eight months in prison.