A judge last week found two men guilty of a 2013 attack in the Gayborhood.

On Feb. 27, Common Pleas Judge Giovanni Campbell found Miguel Maldonado and Matthew Morris guilty of aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person in connection with the Nov. 10, 2013, attack on Nick Forte.

The two men were found not guilty of conspiracy. Robbery, theft and related charges were previously dropped.

They will be sentenced at 9 a.m. May 1 in Room 904 of the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St. Both men are free on bail, and the judge last week denied the prosecution’s request to revoke bail.

The sentencing was deferred for a presentence investigation to determine any factors in either man’s history that should be taken into consideration before a sentence is handed down. Both will also undergo a mental-health evaluation.

Maldonado was working as a bouncer at Voyeur the night of the incident; he has since been terminated. Surveillance video captured Maldonado striking Forte, a former PGN employee, with a flashlight, and Morris then pummeling him while he was unconscious on the ground.

Forte did not respond to a request for comment by presstime. 

From our media partner PGN


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