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Man gets prison for random stabbing of Los Angeles woman, 75

September 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been sentenced to seven years to life in prison for a random knife attack on a 75-year-old woman in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Christian James pleaded no contest Wednesday to premeditated attempted murder in a plea agreement. He was immediately sentenced by Superior Court Judge Jose I. Sandoval.

Authorities say the victim was attacked around 11:30 a.m. on May 24, 2017, while walking in LA’s Pico-Union neighborhood.

According to court testimony, James walked up behind the woman and stabbed her 14 times in the face, neck and hands with a 2½-inch (6.3-centimeter) blade. James was quickly arrested with the help of descriptions from witnesses.

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