Defendant pleads no-contest to attempted murder in North Highland's stabbing, domestic violence incident

A Sacramento man accused of stabbing his victim plead no-contest today at Sacramento Superior Court to premeditated attempted murder and causing great bodily injury during a domestic violence crime.

According to evidence produced by law enforsement, Armando Antonio Pachicano, 23 and his victim had been in dating relationship and recently broke up. On March 22, 2015, Pachicano followed the victim into an apartment complex and ambushed her. stabbing her more than seven times, including slicing her throat. 

Witnesses yelled at Pachicano to stop stabbing the victim and let her go and he then attempted to drag the victim into a getaway car. The victim suffered multiple life-threatening injuries to her chest and abdomen, but she survived. 

Pachicano faces a maximum sentence of 11 years to life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for December 3. 


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