Meth-crazed Medford man who stabbed wife gets 7 1/2 years prison

Meth-crazed Medford man who stabbed wife gets 7 1/2 years prison

Meth-crazed Medford man who stabbed wife gets 7 1/2 years prison

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 14, 2014 at 12:19 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- An Oregon man who stabbed his wife with a butcher knife on Christmas Day has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

The Mail Tribune reports 45-year-old Antoine Coleman of Medford told the court Friday he was in a methamphetamine-induced craze when the attack occurred.

Prosecutor Laura Cromwell said Coleman became "extremely paranoid" and picked up a steak knife after the couple injected the drug.

When the steak knife broke, Coleman grabbed a butcher knife and stabbed his wife in the chest, back and arm.

Cromwell says the wife was able to get to a neighbor's house and call 9-1-1 after her husband slipped on blood while chasing her.

Prosecutors dropped assault charges in exchange for Coleman's agreement to plead guilty to attempted murder.

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