June 26, 2015
A local jury convicted a man Friday of attempted murder regarding a Lancaster home-invasion, attack last year in which a woman was stabbed 25 times.
Elswart Bodden also was convicted of robbery and burglary, and faces decades in prison when he is sentenced in about three months.
The jury of eight women and four men deliberated just over an hour before deciding the case Friday at 3:15 p.m.
The 30-year-old woman who was attacked wept alongside her family in the courtroom gallery. Several jurors peered back at her as they entered the courtroom to announce the verdict.
Upon hearing the verdict, a supporter of Bodden abruptly left the courtroom, yelling a profanity.
Bodden looked back at him and said, “It’s going to come to light!”