- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A Talent, Oregon, man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder.

Prosecutor Laura Cromwell says Michael Koch-Prosser and another young man tried to kill a 45-year-old woman in hopes of sexually abusing the corpse. Cromwell said Koch-Prosser stabbed the victim Jan. 3 while the other man repeatedly yelled, “Kill her! Kill her!”

The victim escaped and called 911.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://is.gd/5waaa9) the woman spoke in court Wednesday, saying she doesn’t understand why she was targeted by the men who were teenagers at the time.

She suffered permanent nerve damage and said she has flashbacks in which she feels the knife cutting into her body.

One of Koch-Prosser’s attorneys read a letter in court in which the 20-year-old said he will never do anything like this again.

The other man, Eric Henshaw, pleaded not guilty and has a December trial date.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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