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Man sentenced to prison in girlfriend’s stabbing

CHEYENNE (WNE) — A man who stabbed his then-girlfriend, resulting in severe blood loss, was sentenced to at least a quarter century behind bars Friday in Laramie County District Court.

District Judge Peter Froelicher sentenced Anthony Brassard to 25 to 35 years in prison.

Brassard pleaded no contest in August to attempted second-degree murder as part of a plea agreement.

Laramie County District Attorney Leigh Anne Manlove said during Brassard’s change-of-plea hearing that there was no doubt of his intent when he stabbed the victim. Manlove said photos from the scene were “horrific,” showing the large amount of blood lost by the victim.

Making a statement during the hearing, the victim said she never expected to be betrayed in this way by someone who claimed to care about her. She said she lives in constant fear that something similar will happen to her again, or to someone she loves.

The woman said she lost the person she used to be when Brassard tried to kill her, and she still has physical issues as a result of her severe injuries.

“Please don’t make my survival worthless,” she said, addressing the judge.

Additional charges of felony interference with a peace officer (with injury), misdemeanor interference with a peace officer (resisting) and misdemeanor unlawful contact (touch) were dismissed at sentencing, per the plea agreement.

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