An Erie man is found guilty, for stabbing a man to death a year ago.

After about four hours of deliberation, a jury on Friday found Leonard Jordan, 57, guilty of first degree murder.

He killed John Allen, 56, last October 19th, at a home along east 5th street near the Bayfront Parkway.

Jordan stabbed him seven times.

During his trial this week, the defense claimed the deadly stabbing was in self defense, arguing the victim attacked him with a sword, but it was a claim the jury didn't buy.

Jordan faces a mandatory life sentence, when he's sentenced on November 18th.