Jury convicts Ian MacDonald of manslaughter in stabbing death of bouncer Tyrice Thompson

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A jury has convicted a 26-year-old man in the 2013 stabbing death of a former ASU football player and Scottsdale bouncer.

Ian MacDonald, of Tempe, was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Tyrice Thompson, 27, on Thursday, August 14, 2014 according to court officials.

MacDonald stabbed Thompson multiple times around 1 a.m. Jan. 27 in the parking lot near Martini Ranch in the area of Scottsdale and Camelback roads. Thompson was working as a bouncer for Martini Ranch.

Prosecutors say MacDonald stabbed Thompson five times in the back, hip and arm after a fight. Thompson died several days later.

MacDonald pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

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Thompson played on the ASU football team from 2003 to 2007. He played tight end and wide receiver.

The aggravation phase of the trial will begin August 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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