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Man convicted in attempted murder of taxi driver

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo ofKenneth Newsome
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo ofKenneth Newsome

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Kenneth Newsome was found guilty Thursday night of the June 2014 attempted murder, kidnapping and armed robbery of a taxi driver.

Prosecutors said Newsome, 56, and a another person were picked by the cab driver, who was then stabbed twice in the neck and robbed of $17.

The driver was able to escape and get help. 

Newsome now faces life in prison. He will be formally sentenced the week of July 27.