Man sentenced to five years in prison for 2016 stabbing

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Jose Gerardo Torres is sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Torres was arrested back in 2016 for the stabbing of Luis Gutierrez.

The stabbing happened during a fight that escalated between Torres and Gutierrez in the 3100 block of Gustavus Street.

Torres had fled the scene while Gutierrez suffered two stab wounds to the chest and a third to his left abdomen.

Torres was sentenced in the 341st District Court under Judge Beckie Palomo.