The court on Thursday ordered Gurung to continue to be hospitalized in a mental health facility pending a hearing on that status, according to the attorney general's office. An email was sent to Gurung's public defender seeking comment.
Scott said afterward that the conviction showed the justice system had worked.
“The primary responsibility of any government is public safety," he said in a statement. “And that means we cannot allow violent criminals to potentially walk free. This case –- and the victims –- deserved their day in court. Justice was served."
This story has been corrected to reflect that Gurung was convicted of attempted second-degree murder, not attempted first-degree murder.