- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 54-year-old Reno man convicted of attempted murder in the 2015 stabbing of an acquaintance of his girlfriend will have to serve nearly 20 years in prison before he’s eligible for parole.

A Washoe County district judge sentenced Charles Flarida to a maximum of 55 years in prison for the attack on a 44-year-old Reno man while he slept. Prosecutors say it means he’ll have to serve a minimum of 19.5 years.

Flarida was convicted in August of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, burglary with a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon causing substantial bodily harm.

Police say he broke into the man’s home and stabbed him at least three times in the back. The victim was hospitalized for a month.

Flarida eventually was located in Elk Grove, California and extradited back to Nevada last June.

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