Walla Walla man pleads guilty in stabbing

Tylur D. Tiedemann used a broken bottle to attack an acquaintance in June, officials say.


WALLA WALLA -- A man pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Superior Court to stabbing an acquaintance in June.

Tylur D. Tiedemann, 19, of 213 W. Maple St., entered the guilty plea to the charge of second-degree assault.

He faces a standard-range jail term of three to nine months when he's sentenced later. In a plea agreement, the prosecution is recommending the high end of the range, but the defense can ask for the low end, with partial confinement for Tiedemann to attend Walla Walla Community College. Sentencing will take place later.

Officials said Tiedemann used a broken beer bottle to stab Robert Lawson, 19, about 5:30 a.m. June 17 outside Lawson's residence in the 100 block of North Wilbur Avenue.

Lawson reportedly suffered two severe wounds -- including a severed artery -- to his left thigh and calf. He was treated at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, then released.

After Tiedemann was arrested that afternoon, he told officials he and Lawson "have problems," according to a police report filed in court.

"Tiedemann stated he was sorry he had stabbed Lawson and appeared genuinely remorseful," the report says. "Tiedemann stated he was drunk at the time of the assault and that affected his judgment."

Terry McConn can be reached at terrymcconn@wwub.com or 526-8319.


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