Retrial begins for Longmont man accused of stabbing

The retrial for a Longmont man accused of stabbing his mother‘s boyfriend in the neck began Monday morning after a hung jury was declared in November.

Refugio Guevara, 24, is facing charges of first- and second-degree assault, as well as six counts of crime of violence. He has pled not guilty on all counts.

Guevara had a five-day trial in November 2017 that that could not agree whether he was guilty or not guilty of his charges.

Police allege that of a 41-year-old man during an argument in January 2017. The wound cut more than 5 inches. The man told police he also used a knife to protect himself, and Guevara also had cuts to his face and chest.

The report says that Guevara‘s mother and her boyfriend, the alleged victim, were arguing at a Longmont bar before returning to a house across from police headquarters. The argument continued and spilled into the parking lot of police headquarters, where Guevara was eventually arrested.