A 33-year-old man was convicted Thursday of stabbing his ex-girlfriend in an April 2014 attack that nearly severed her pinky finger.
A jury deliberated less than a day before finding Miguel Roman Gutierrez guilty of attempted murder, mayhem and evading an officer, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Jurors also found true allegations that Gutierrez personally used a knife and committed great bodily injury on the woman.
Gutierrez, who was separated from his wife, stabbed his ex-girlfriend 11 times in the chest and arms on April 30, 2014, after the woman realized he was not going to get divorced and decided to break up with him, according to Deputy District Attorney Mariela Torres.
The woman — whose pinky finger was almost severed — drove a block away, asked a bystander for help after the attack and managed to call 911 for assistance, according to the prosecutor.
Authorities subsequently located Gutierrez on a red motorcycle and chased after him, but soon lost sight of him, the prosecutor said.
He was arrested by Bell police after being located at 54th Street and Loma Vista Avenue in Maywood.
Gutierrez is facing a possible life prison term, with sentencing set Feb. 10 in Norwalk.
–City News Service