Two men have pleaded guilty for their part in the stabbing of a man who confronted a group of graffiti vandals in Anaheim with one defendant getting sentenced to time already served in jail and another receiving 13 years in prison, according to court records obtained Tuesday.

Andrew Steven Morales, 30, pleaded guilty to single felony counts of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, participating in gang activity and vandalism.

Morales, who was arrested in August 2015, was released from jail Monday night, according to jail records.

Co-defendant Jacob Antonio Weis, 28, who was arrested June 2, 2016, was sentenced to 13 years in prison, according to court records. He pleaded guilty to participating in gang activity and assault with a deadly weapon.

In both plea deals, charges of attempted murder with a sentencing enhancement of attempted premeditated murder, which carries a life sentence, were dismissed along with charges of aggravated mayhem.

Co-defendant Alfredo Gabiel Villegas, 31, and Fernando Zaraterojo, 31, are awaiting trial on charges of attempted murder, aggravated mayhem, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and participating in gang activity, all felonies, and they face sentencing enhancements for attempted premeditated murder and gang activity.

The 51-year-old victim, who was stabbed in the 100 block of South Stinson Street about 9:30 p.m., on July 26, 2015, suffered a “life-altering injury,” police said in September 2015.

The victim was driving when he saw vandals painting graffiti on an apartment and got out of his pickup truck to intervene, police said.

He was stabbed multiple times and beaten, police said, and was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange in critical condition.

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