Man gets 11 years in prison for California concert stabbing
Jul. 18, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who stabbed a fellow concert-goer to death during a punk rock show in Southern California has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/2veC8gY ) Juan Angel Rivera apologized to the family of the victim, 23-year-old Nathan Alfaro, during a hearing Monday.
Rivera called the stabbing a tragedy he wished never happened. He noted that he and Alfaro were both music lovers who might have gotten along had they met under different circumstances.
Alfaro died after the March 2016 attack at a club in Santa Ana. Prosecutors said Rivera and Alfaro had fought earlier in the night and a second fight ended with the fatal stabbing.
A jury convicted Rivera, now 23, of manslaughter in May.
Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com