Auburn man charged with attempted murder in summer stabbing

An Auburn man was charged with attempted murder, according to officials in Cayuga County stemming from a stabbing incident that happened in Victory.

In August, the victim, identified as Joshua Hoeffner had been stabbed several times in the head, hand and torso. He was transported to Upstate Hospital, then transferred to Crouse Hospital.

Initially, the man responsible for the carnage was charged with first-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Deputies said at the time that Nathan Fillingham, of Auburn, committed the act and was being held on $10,000 cash bail.

Fast-forward to Tuesday, and officials in Cayuga County outlined more of the details. District Attorney Jon Budelmann told the Auburn Citizen that Hoeffner ended up losing sight in one eye due to the violent incident.

A grand jury was convened to hear the evidence, and Fillingham was indicted on a third charge: Second-degree attempted murder.

Fillingham pleaded not guilty to all of the charges and was remanded to the Cayuga County Jail without bail pending his next court appearance on February 20th.

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