- Associated Press - Thursday, April 4, 2019

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - A Los Angeles-area man who stabbed and slashed his ex-girlfriend when they met to discuss their relationship has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison.

Twenty-one-year-old Jason Scott Gustin was convicted last year of attempted murder.

The Los Angeles Times reports Gustin was sentenced on Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Gustin’s girlfriend broke up with him in August 2016, but agreed to meet with him a few days later.

While sitting in a car, prosecutors said, Gustin pulled out a knife, slashed the girl’s throat and then stabbed her in the neck and leg.

She escaped and ran to a nearby convalescent home. Gustin chased her, but a nurse at the home locked the doors and prevented him from getting inside.

The girl, then 17, survived.

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