An Azusa man who stabbed and slashed his then-17-year-old ex-girlfriend when they met to discuss their relationship two years ago was convicted Tuesday of attempted murder and mayhem charges.

Jurors also found true allegations that Jason Scott Gustin, 20, inflicted great bodily injury under circumstances involving domestic violence and that he personally used a knife during the commission of the crime.

He is facing 29 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 4.

According to prosecutors, Gustin’s girlfriend broke up with him on Aug. 17, 2016, but she agreed to meet with the then-18-year-old defendant on Aug. 22, 2016, to discuss the relationship.

While sitting in a car in an unincorporated area near Arcadia, Gustin allegedly pulled out a knife, slashed his ex-girlfriend’s throat, began strangling her, then stabbed her in the back of the neck and along the entire length of her right thigh, according to Deputy District Attorney Presciliano Duran.

The girl ran from the car to a nearby convalescent hospital to get help, and Gustin was located soon afterward in Arcadia and arrested, the prosecutor said.

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