A Laramie woman accused of stabbing a former resident in July is scheduled to stand trial in Albany County District Court today, April 5th.

Sydney Payton King, 22, is charged with aggravated assault – bodily injury with a deadly weapon. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison.

King was arrested July 10th, 2016 after Laramie Police officers responded to the area of 7th and Mitchell for a report of a stabbing, court documents state.

The police affidavit says witnesses who had been with the victim at the time of the stabbing told officers they saw the victim in an altercation with a white female and shortly afterward saw the victim holding both arms across her chest and saying she had been stabbed. The victim claims the stabbing was racially motivated.

The white female was later identified as King, who later admitted in an interview with a police officer to stabbing the victim, according to the affidavit.

Payton pleaded not guilty to the charges during her arraignment on August. King was originally scheduled to stand trial in January, but the trial was moved to April to allow a key witness to testify.

King’s three day trial is scheduled to run until Friday, April 7th.


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