- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) - A Schuyler man has been give 30 to 40 years in prison for stabbing a woman.

Forty-three-year-old Amauri Herrera-Alvarez was sentenced Wednesday in Colfax County District Court. He’d pleaded no contest to a charge of attempted murder after prosecutors dropped a weapons charge. He was given credit for 555 days already served.

Prosecutors say the incident was discovered Nov. 2, 2014, outside a Schuyler apartment building. An officer cut a rope Herrera-Alvarez was using to hang himself from a tree. Inside the building they found the injured woman, who was in a relationship with Herrera-Alvarez.

Herrera-Alvarez intended to plead not guilty by reason of insanity but eventually was found competent to stand trial.

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