Teen sentenced to five years for assault

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By Donna Carman

A Casey County teenager who pleaded guilty to stabbing two men has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Filiberto Garcia Hernades, 19, of 8135 North U.S. 127, was sentenced Sept. 14 in Casey Circuit Court. Judge James G. Weddle gave him credit for the 337 days he had already served, but denied probation.

Hernades had pleaded guilty earlier this year to counts of second-degree assault, involving the stabbing of Alberto Cruz and Israel Cruz on Oct. 13, 2008. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of alcohol intoxication.

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