February 25, 2024
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A decide on Thursday sentenced a lady who stabbed a sleeping man within the chest on a trolley to 13 years in state jail.

Angelina Montes Stricklen, 31, pleaded responsible to tried homicide for the Oct. 22, 2023, assault on the 21-year-old sufferer in La Jolla.

Police say the person was asleep at round 5 p.m. whereas aboard a trolley stopped on the Nobel station.

At Stricklen’s sentencing listening to, Deputy District Legal professional Roza Egiazarian mentioned surveillance footage confirmed that Stricklen first took the person’s cellphone, which went unnoticed as a result of the sufferer was asleep.

She then pulled out a knife and plunged it into the person’s chest, narrowly lacking his coronary heart, in response to the prosecutor.

After the stabbing, the person acquired off the trolley and flagged transit safety for assist, in response to police.

Legislation enforcement later circulated pictures of the girl and sought the general public’s assist in figuring out her. Police didn’t launch particulars concerning Stricklen’s arrest, however county jail information point out she was booked into custody on Oct. 30.

Deputy Public Defender Sarah Model argued that whereas “Ms. Stricklen’s conduct on this case can’t be excused,” she mentioned Stricklen had suffered a considerable quantity of abuse and trauma all through her life and in addition has psychological well being points that performed a task in what occurred.

San Diego Superior Court docket Decide Rachel Cano mentioned she thought of Stricklen’s tumultuous previous and points, in addition to her early responsible plea, in electing to impose a low time period of 5 years for the tried homicide depend.

Nonetheless, the decide doubled the sentence for a previous strike conviction and added a further three years for an allegation of inflicting nice bodily damage to the sufferer.

– Metropolis Information Service