Baptism party brawl: A northern California baptism party turned into a brawl, with one man stabbing another in the stomach. The man was sentenced on Tuesday.
A man in California was sentenced for stabbing another person at a baptism celebration.
Yasmani Ramirez, 28, of Redwood City, pleaded no contest in the non-fatal stabbing of another man who tried to dance with his wife, reported the San Francisco Chronicle and The Associated Press on Tuesday. He was also ordered to pay $1,000 in damages.
He is to serve nearly a year in jail, according to AP.
In the incident, the victim, who was not named, touched Ramirez’s wife on the back and asked if she wanted to dance.
Ramirez then argued with the man and others before it escalated into a brawl. Ramirez “pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim once in the abdomen and slashed him on the arms four other times,” prosecutors said, according to the San Francisco Examiner.
The victim thought that he was punched in the stomach before he realized that he was cut.
Prosecutors said Ramirez reached a settlement with prosecutors that would allow him to avoid going to prison. Ramirez has already received 221 days worth of credit for time served, the Examiner reported.
“These are relatively young people — testosterone is still running rampant in them,” District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said, according to the Chronicle. “It turned into a couple of wild male elk in mating season locking horns—except for one party, the horns were a knife.”
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