Former Tempe lawyer convicted of manslaughter re-arrested

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Daniel Gukeisen By Jennifer Thomas Daniel Gukeisen By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX – A former Tempe lawyer who failed to show up for his sentencing hearing after he was convicted of stabbing a man to death has been arrested.

Tempe police have not released and details about the arrest of Daniel Gukeisen.

Gukeisen, 39, was found guilty of manslaughter in the stabbing death of a 22-year-old Arizona State University student.

According to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Gukeisen got into an argument with the victim, Garrett Hohn, in the early morning hours of Sept. 26, 2008. Hohn and another man were outside Gukeisen’s townhome at about 2 a.m. and apparently awakened him.

Police said the argument escalated, ending when Gukeisen stabbed Hohn, killing him.

A grand jury handed down an indictment in the case on Jan. 7, 2009.

Gukeisen was convicted Wednesday after a lengthy trial, and was facing a prison sentence of three to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors said he also was eligible for probation.

Because he was not present for the reading of the verdict, a judge ordered a bench warrant for Gukeisen's arrest.

According to Gukeisen's attorney, Gukeisen feared for his life, but later turned himself in.

Prosecutors said they now will request an enhanced sentence for Gukeisen.