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Man gets 2.5 years in prison for stabbing family member in West Central Spokane

March 30, 2023 Updated Thu., March 30, 2023 at 10:08 p.m.

A 50-year-old man was sentenced to nearly 2½ years in prison for stabbing a family member last summer in the West Central Neighborhood.

On Aug. 28, Cameron Standingrock entered a residence, 820 N. Summit Blvd., with a kitchen knife and told the family member “he was going to die today,” the victim told police.

He said Standingrock charged toward him with the knife and that he put his arms up to protect his neck as Standingrock stabbed his left forearm twice, according to court documents.

The man was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for wounds that weren’t life-threatening. Spokane police arrested Standingrock the next day.

Standingrock pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and second-degree burglary Monday. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michelle Szambelan then sentenced Standingrock to 29 months behind bars.

He will serve 18 months of community custody when he is released from prison.

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