Lindsey Verdict

A 12-member jury found a Samson man guilty of trying to kill his own mother.

Michael Lindsey attacked Brenda Tinsley inside her Samson area home in 2004. She had been slashed several times with a machete.

The 34-year-old defendant held authorities on a six-hour standoff before surrendering.

Defense lawyers said that Lindsey had a history of mental illness. But, the jury held him accountable for the crime.

Lindsey will be sentenced next month. He could receive a maximum life sentence.


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