Murderer pleads guilty to attempted murder in Asheville stabbing

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ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – A man convicted on a murder charge in Rowan Co. has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the stabbing and robbery of a woman in Asheville, according to Buncombe Co. District Attorney Todd Williams.

Malik Erik Johnson plead guilty on November 1, 2018 to Attempted First Degree Murder. 

He was sentenced to 164 to 209 months.

Johnson stabbed a woman 20 times in the White Fawn Drive area of Asheville in August 201, according to the report.

The woman’s vehicle and personal items were stolen.

She was taken to the hospital and stabilized.

Johnson was arrested near Spencer, NC and found with the victim’s vehicle.

The report said Johnson had outstanding warrants from the Salisbury Police Dept. for first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon when they arrested him.

Johnson was convicted of Second Degree Murder in Rowan Co. on in August 2018.

The sentence will run concurrently with the sentence in Buncombe Co.

The NC Dept. of Adult Corrections projects Johnson will be in custody until 2052.

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