Man convicted in 2020 attempted murder case

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – A Brownsburg man was convicted of attempted murder for stabbing a woman in August of 2020.

The guilty verdict was handed to the suspect, Kiandre Owens, on the first day of the bench trial. Owens waived his right to a jury trial, which was repeatedly rescheduled in the more than three years since the stabbing.

According to Bloomington Police, just before 9 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2020, officers were called to the area of 11th Street after a woman was found lying on the sidewalk covered in blood. First responders found the 18-year-old woman had been stabbed multiple times in the throat, abdomen, and head.

She was rushed to IU Health Bloomington Hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery, after talking with police. The woman was able to identify Owens as the suspect.

When police were still at the hospital, Owens had check himself in to receive treatment for a knife wound on his hand. After treatment, he was taken to the Bloomington Police Department for an interview, where he was later arrested and charged with attempted murder.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 21. Under Indiana Sentencing Guidelines, the sentencing range for a level one felony is 20 to 40 years, with a suggested sentence of 30 years.