LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man has been
sentenced to more than 40 years in state prison for stabbing a
moviegoer in the neck with a meat thermometer during a screening of
the film "Shutter Island."
Prosecutors say 40-year-old Landry Boullard was sentenced Friday in Lancaster Superior Court.
He also was ordered to pay $21,000 in restitution to the victim who became comatose due to a brain injury.
Boullard was convicted last month of attempted murder, assault
with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Prosecutors say Boullard stabbed the victim in the neck with a
digital thermometer after the victim asked a female companion of
Boullard's to stop talking on her cell phone.
Two Good Samaritans who intervened in the attack suffered minor injuries.
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