Man receives 6-15-years in stabbing



The survivor of a Nov. 14, 2022, knifing said he understood that the perpetrator was off his medication when the stabbing occurred in an Indian Hills neighborhood.

Efrain Gonzalez-Magana, 30, was sentenced Tuesday to a negotiated 6-15-year prison sentence on one count of battery with a deadly weapon causing substantial bodily harm.

Gonzalez-Magana apologized to the victim.

“I hope the person can forgive me,” he said before sentence was pronounced.

As part of the sentence, Gonzalez-Magana was ordered to reimburse the victim $155,401 for his medical expenses. District Judge Tod Young said he would take a look at any documentation that insurance had taken care of part of the bill.

Gonzalez-Magana was given credit for 583 days time served.

The sentence was the result of a joint recommendation by both the defense and prosecution.

He admitted to stabbing his housemate multiple times because he imagined the man was having an affair with the victim.


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