KODIAK (AP) -- A Kodiak man has received a six-year prison term for a stabbing that left another man with serious wounds that required repeated hospitalization and surgeries.
Superior Court Judge Donald Hopwood sentenced Enrique ''Mikey'' Wallace to six years in prison with three-and-a-half years suspended in the stabbing of Jose Carlos Luna on June 10. Wallace will be on probation for an additional six years.
Wallace pleaded no contest to second-degree assault as part of a plea bargain. He had been indicted by a Kodiak grand jury on a charge of first-degree attempted murder.
The stabbing occurred during a brawl near the beach at Ft. Abercrombie State Historical Park. Wallace got angry after Luna used a racial epithet to refer to him.
With Luna on top of him, Wallace stabbed Luna six or seven times in the back.
Luna was critically injured by the stabbing, and required repeated hospitalization and surgery in Kodiak and Anchorage.
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