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posted: 12/19/2012 10:29 AM

Man convicted of stabbing, disfiguring girlfriend

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BELLEVILLE -- A southwestern Illinois man faces up to 14 years in prison after being convicted of using a knife to stab and permanently disfigure his girlfriend.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that a St. Clair County jury deliberated less than a half-hour Tuesday before finding 60-year-old Robert Hoskins of East St. Louis guilty of two counts of aggravated domestic battery.

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Authorities say Hoskins used a knife to cut his girlfriend's face and neck before stabbing her in the chest in February of last year.

The trial was Hoskins' second in the case. A mistrial was declared in February after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

Hoskins' sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 11. He is not eligible for probation because of his criminal background.

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