Blackfoot man sentenced for stabbing
BLACKFOOT — A Blackfoot man was sentenced Monday for stabbing a man twice in the back and punching him in the face.
Corey Seth Burns, 30, from Blackfoot was sentenced to a unified sentence of 14 years in the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC)—5 years determinate and 9 years indeterminate.
Burns accepted a plea agreement on May 19, 2014, in which he agreed to plead guilty to aggravated battery. He could have been facing a maximum sentence 15-years in the IDOC and/or a $50,000 fine and $5,000 civil fine with the aggravated battery charge.
In the plea agreement, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss two additional charges against Burns—an aggravated assault charge and an enhanced weapons charge.
The incident that caused Burns to be charged with this felony occurred on April 17, 2014. His girlfriend had a party in her house. One man, who attended the party, went down into the basement of the house to sleep.
See the full story in Wednesday's Morning News.