Pa. man gets 10 to 20 years for sword stabbing

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) - October 2, 2010

Forty-five-year-old Vernon Bridges was sentenced Friday in Beaver County Court. Jurors convicted him in July of aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and a weapons offense, but acquitted him of attempted homicide.

Police said the Ambridge resident stabbed 48-year-old Ronald Book, who lived in the same apartment building at the time, after a Nov. 26 argument. Book had to get 40 staples for the stomach wound. Bridges said he acted in self-defense.

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Information from: Beaver County Times, http://www.timesonline.com/

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