BANGOR — A Bangor man has been sent to a psychiatric hospital after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of stabbing a fellow tenant at a boarding house nearly two years ago.

In a hearing at the Penobscot Judicial Center on Monday, 49-year-old Clinton Grubbs pleaded no contest to elevated aggravated assault.

Prosecutors accused Grubbs of stabbing a 57-year-old man in the side of his abdomen and his right hand with a 4- to 5-inch chopping-style knife on Jan. 6, 2010. Frederick Pond of Bangor underwent emergency surgery that day and died several months later. Prosecutors say his death could not be directly tied to the stabbing.

Grubbs’ attorney tells the Bangor Daily News that Grubbs is remorseful and understands the pain he caused the victim’s family.


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