Caricature artist gets life sentence for theme park stabbing
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A caricature artist has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a former co-worker at Florida’s Universal Orlando Resort.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Fredrick Torres was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted in August of attempted first-degree murder.
Glenn Ferguson testified during the trial that Torres attacked him repeatedly with a pair of scissors and his fists at Universal Islands of Adventure on New Year’s Day 2016. They had both worked for Fasen Arts, which contracts with Universal, and Torres had been fired a day earlier. Ferguson had been opening the caricature stand when Torres confronted him.
Fergus says the attack left him with a stutter, bouts of shaking, frequent panic attacks and a blind right eye. He is unable to drive and work.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/