EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury has acquitted a man accused of stabbing his two roommates in Edmonds in 2017.
Attorneys for Marco Vincente Dominguez, 26, argued that he acted in self-defense.
The jury “discussed this case long and hard and looked at all the evidence,” said Neal Friedman, a public defender.
The trial lasted for nearly 10 days. Jurors came to their conclusion March 19, after two days of deliberations.
Vincente Dominguez was released that evening from the Snohomish County Jail, where he’d been held since August 2017.
The stabbings happened July 9, 2017, at the Horizon Park Apartments on 208th Street SW. Afterward, Vincente Dominguez went to California, where he was arrested. He was charged with two counts of first-degree domestic violence assault.
Vincente Dominguez did not know the other men well, and worked an opposite schedule as a landscaper, Friedman said after the trial.
“He was smaller than them. He was younger than them,” the attorney said. “He’s never been in a fight before and somehow, it could have been the amount of alcohol that was drunk, but these two guys started picking on him.”
Vincente Dominguez was not allowed to leave the apartment and “then grabbed the knife from the kitchen to defend himself and they attacked him in his bedroom and he defended himself,” Friedman said.