A 32-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday for attempted murder, according to a news release from the office 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler.
According to the press release:
• James Gilbert, 32, was convicted of breaking into a woman’s residence in October 2010 and stabbing her repeatedly with a 6-inch blade as she slept.
• The victim sustained more than 15 stab wounds during the attack, according to medical personnel.
• Gilbert’s crime was considered a serious violent offense by the state, which mandates that he serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.
• After completing his prison term, Gilbert will be placed on intensively supervised probation for five years.