Guilty Plea For Scissor Attack on Rochester Teacher
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A homeless man who attacked a Rochester teacher in a southwest Rochester neighborhood last fall today pleaded guilty.
28-year-old David Galvan admitted to a second-degree assault charge for stabbing the 24-year-old woman in the back with scissors. She was walking with a group of her students from the Rochester Arts and Science Academy when the attack occurred on October 8th in a residential area near Folwell School. Her injury was not serious but she was transported to St. Mary's hospital for treatment.
Gavan also admitted to criminal damage to property and burglary charges stemming from a separate incident in September. In that case, he broke into the home in the same neighborhood and barricaded himself in a bedroom.
Galvan was previously ruled incompetent to face prosecution but after undergoing treatment, the judge in the case deemed him competent to stand trial last month. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 13th.