A North Hollywood man who dragged a woman by her hair from a South Los Angeles convenience store where she worked and tried to kill her was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in state prison.
Jose Caro, now 32, pleaded no contest last week to one felony count each of attempted murder, kidnapping, assault with intent to commit a felony, criminal threats and stalking, along with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Caro grabbed the 28-year-old clerk from a store in Exposition Park, dragged her by her hair and forced her into his vehicle on Sept. 28, 2016, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Caro threatened several times to kill the woman, held a knife to her throat and tried to swing a hammer at her before driving her to a North Hollywood cemetery, where she managed to escape, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Caro was arrested later that day following a brief police pursuit.
Caro has remained behind bars since then, jail records show.
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