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Fugitive convicted of stabbing Manchester man in heart in ’96
James Baker, the man Franky Rojas stabbed in the heart on Dec. 4, 1996, at 455 Pine St., survived because of the medical intervention of physicians at Elliot Hospital who resuscitated him and then did emergency surgery to repair his damaged heart.
Authorities said the day of the assault Baker and his wife went to the room where Rojas was staying after partying with him the night before. Baker’s wife testified Rojas opened the door and lunged forward with a knife, stabbing Baker in the chest. She said Rojas glared at her and she thought he might attack her, but instead he went back into his room with a “crazy” look in his eye. Baker stumbled down the hall toward his room and collapsed.
Rojas, who represented himself at trial, maintained he acted in self-defense. He said Baker came to his room and maliciously attacked him with a stick. He told the jury he was entitled to use deadly force because he was in his dwelling.
He also admitted he used many aliases over the years, likening it to “actors in a movie.”
Rojas faces 71/2 to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced in about 30 days.
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