Taney County Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that DANIEL BIRKENFELD, dob: 12-08-1972, of Republic, Missouri, was found guilty by a Taney County jury of the class C felony of domestic assault in the second degree late Tuesday evening, June 19, 2012. Jury selection and arguments began on Monday, June 18th, with the presentation of evidence taking most of Tuesday. The 5-man, 7-woman jury had the case for about three (3) hours after closing arguments before handing down the guilty verdict. Birkenfeld was acquitted of a single misdemeanor count of domestic assault in the third degree.