- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a man outside the Pendleton Woolen Mills.

The East Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/s1L2fL) that 35-year-old Joseph Quintana Jr. also pleaded guilty to assaulting an officer at the Umatilla County Jail.

Quintana was indicted in July 2012, almost two years to the day after 46-year-old Allen Anthony Spencer was stabbed to death.

Sheriff Terry Rowan said earlier this year that Quintana got into few fights while awaiting trial. In one, he used a cup and the floor as weapons when he attacked a 52-year-old inmate.

In another, Quintana reacted violently when an inmate changed the TV channel. When a guard tried to break up the fight, Quintana hit him, too.


Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.info

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