Eagle County, Colorado: A man who stabbed a woman jogger multiple times in Avon has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Andrew Michael Young, 19, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty on Feb. 25 to first-degree assault causing serious bodily injury, according to the Eagle County District Attorney’s Office.
The attack happened on May 31, 2018, as the victim was running on a bike path behind the Westin Riverfront Resort. Young attacked the woman with a knife, stabbing her multiple times in the head and torso.
“The horrific nature of this crime is overcome by the tremendous bravery exhibited by the survivor in recounting her nightmare to police and standing up to the defendant today in Court,” District Attorney Bruce Brown said in a news release.
The victim, who was taken to a local hospital after the attack, is still recovering from the injuries.
Image: While a local physician was treating Andrew Young, he told her that he had stabbed an Avon woman. He stabbed her so hard he broke the knife, he said.