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By CNJ staff 

Clovis man sentenced to nine years


A 32-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday for attempted murder, according to a news release from the office 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler.

According to the press release:

• James Gilbert, 32, was convicted of breaking into a woman’s residence in October 2010 and stabbing her repeatedly with a 6-inch blade as she slept.

• The victim sustained more than 15 stab wounds during the attack, according to medical personnel.

• Gilbert’s crime was considered a serious violent offense by the state, which mandates that he serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

• After completing his prison term, Gilbert will be placed on intensively supervised probation for five years.


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