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Man found guilty of attempted murder of Natasha McShane

Heriberto Viramontes now faces between six and 120 years in prison after being convicted of a total of 10 counts.

Images 2010 file photo of a 'get well' message posted for Natasha in the Chicago bar where she worked
Images 2010 file photo of a 'get well' message posted for Natasha in the Chicago bar where she worked
Image: Nam Y. Huh/AP/Press Association

THE MAN ACCUSED of the attempted murder of Irish woman Natasha McShane in Chicago has been found guilty on all counts.

Heriberto Viramontes now faces between six and 120 years in prison according to the Chicago Sun Times.

Natasha McShane, from Silverbridge in Armagh, has been left with extensive brain injures and speech problems as a result of the baseball bat attack, and still needs help walking.

The Chicago Sun Times says that Natasha McShane’s friend Stacy Jurich, who was also attacked on the night in question, hugged McShane’s mother Sheila as the verdicts were read out on Thursday evening.

Viramontes, 34, was convicted of a total of 10 charges including attempted murder, aggravated battery and armed robbery. The jury had deliberated for about three-and-a-half hours before delivering their verdict in Cook County criminal court.

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