A Massachusetts man who slashed a police officer's face with a steak knife has been sentenced to 2 years in jail.
Patxie Delorbe, of Worcester, was also sentenced Monday to a year of probation after pleading guilty to charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder.
Police on July 17 responded to a call from Delorbe's ex-girlfriend who said he had been threatening her in violation of a restraining order. The 31-year-old Delorbe arrived on the scene, and when police tried to arrest him he lashed out with the knife, causing a four-inch gash that required stitches on the right cheek of one officer.
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Prosecutors asked for at least 10 years behind bars for Delorbe, citing his violent past. Delorbe apologized in court.