FULLERTON (AP) — Orange County prosecutors say a woman has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for stabbing her ex-boyfriend with an ice pick after hiding in the back seat of his car.

Spokeswoman Farrah Emami says 49-year-old Elizabeth Cuevas Villanueva pleaded guilty to attempted murder and other felonies before Tuesday’s sentencing.

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Villanueva hid in the back seat of the victim’s Mercedes-Benz convertible and attacked him from behind after he got in the driver’s seat outside Messiah Lutheran Church in Yorba Linda.

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The man was stabbed several times in the head and shoulders and escaped after he accidentally hit the gas and slammed into a tree. He survived the attack.

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