A convicted felon who used a shard of glass to slash his 27-year-old girlfriend’s face several times during an argument at her Riverside home was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison.
Ricardo Vicente Arredondo, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this month to mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and a sentence-enhancing allegation of inflicting great bodily injury during an act of domestic violence. In exchange for his admissions, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office dismissed a charge of abuse of a domestic partner and a sentence-enhancing allegation of committing a felony within five years of parole from state prison.
Superior Court Judge Peter Spinetta certified the terms of the plea agreement and imposed the sentence stipulated by the prosecution and defense.
According to Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback, the attack happened shortly before 7 p.m. on May 31 at the victim’s residence off La Sierra Avenue.
The woman, identified in court documents only as “Y.B.,” told investigators that she and Arredondo got into an argument that culminated in the defendant retrieving a piece of broken glass and slashing her face.
Railsback said the assault resulted in “deep lacerations,” and Y.B. was immediately taken to a hospital, where she received 25 sutures.
Arredondo fled the residence before officers reached the location, but over the next two days, investigators searched the area and ultimately found the convicted felon staying in a motel on Lincoln Avenue in Corona.
He was taken into custody without a struggle.
According to court documents, Arredondo has prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, stalking and driving under the influence.
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