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Man who stabbed fellow retirement home resident sentenced to prison

CROOKSTON - A 52-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to about 8 1/2 years in prison for stabbing another man in the chest with a steak knife last year at a Crookston retirement home.

CROOKSTON - A 52-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to about 8 1/2 years in prison for stabbing another man in the chest with a steak knife last year at a Crookston retirement home.

Brian Christopher Mitre of Crookston was charged with first-degree attempted murder of then-68-year-old Gary Anderson, as well as first- and second-degree assault charges.

Anderson told court Thursday he was "disfigured" from the stabbing and still has chest pain.

"My life will never be the same," Anderson said. "I'm skittish and always looking over my shoulder."

Mitre was dismissed of the attempted murder and second-degree assault charges through a plea agreement at his sentencing. He pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in January and was sentenced Thursday to 103 months in prison with credit for 266 days served.

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The motive for the stabbing was still unclear at sentencing. Anderson told officers he and Mitre played cards together and did not have any arguments, according to a criminal complaint.

"I didn't know what I was doing," Mitre said. "I went blank. I could've killed the guy."

Mitre mentioned his actions were "insane." Judge Tamara Lynn Yon then clarified a mental evaluation determined Mitre was competent to stand trial and be held accountable for the stabbing.

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