Man convicted for intentionally hitting dog walker with truck

Man convicted for intentionally hitting dog walker with truck

EUGENE, Ore. - A man accused of intentionally hitting a dogwalker with a truck in March was convicted Thursday for attempted murder, animal abuse and assault.

Fransisco Ochoa surrendered to police at the Federal Building in Eugene on Monday, March 19, nearly five days after he intentionally hit his wife's fitness instructor while the man was walking his dog.

Police told KVAL News after the crash that investigators believe Ochoa intentionally drove up on the curb near Gay Street and the male pedestrian and his dog.
 
The dog died at the scene. The victim was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with non-life threatening injuries. 

The Lane County Jury acquitted Ochoa on another attempted murder charge for crashing his pickup into his wife's car around the same time.

Ochoa is scheduled to be sentenced next Wednesday.