RIVERSIDE (AP) — A gang member already serving a life sentence has been given 157 years to life for slashing a guard’s neck at a Riverside jail.
Twenty-eight-year-old Jose Ageo Amaya was sentenced Friday. He was convicted last fall of attempted murder and other crimes.
Prosecutors say that in 2007, Amaya refused to get into a cell at the Robert Presley Detention Center, pulled a handmade “shank” knife from his pocket and slashed a guard.
Amaya was at the jail awaiting trial on charges that he stabbed a man three times in the back during a 2004 carjacking. He was convicted of attempted murder in that case and is serving a life sentence.
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