Aggravating factors in Scottsdale stabbing case

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Ian Alexander MacDonald By Catherine Holland Ian Alexander MacDonald By Catherine Holland
Tyrice Thompson By Jennifer Thomas Tyrice Thompson By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX (AP) -- Jurors have found aggravating factors in the case of a Tempe man convicted of manslaughter in the stabbing death of a Scottsdale nightclub bouncer.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 27-year-old Ian Alexander MacDonald is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 24.

He was convicted Aug. 14 in the death of Tyrice Thompson, a former Arizona State University football player.

Prosecutors say MacDonald stabbed Thompson five times in the back, hip and arm after a fight outside the Martini Ranch nightclub in January 2013.

The 27-year-old Thompson died several days later. MacDonald pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

Thompson played tight end and receiver for the Sun Devils from 2003 to 2007.

He later was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts, but never played in an NFL game.


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