Indiana Man Gets 74 Years in Attempted Murder Case

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) _ A southwestern Indiana man convicted last month in a stabbing attack that left the victim hospitalized for weeks has been sentenced to 74 years in prison.
 
Derrik Armstead of Evansville was sentenced Thursday on his April convictions on attempted murder and battery for the July 2013 attack at a Posey County mobile home park.
 
The Evansville Courier & Press reports the 42-year-old Armstead stabbed, slashed and cut 66-year-old Larry Bradshaw more than 12 times and also injured Bradshaw's 23-year-old son.
 
Armstead claimed self-defense, testifying at trial that he stabbed Bradshaw after Bradshaw poured gasoline on him. 
 
Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jonathan Parkhurst said the stabbing occurred after Armstead became “enraged'' when he was asked to slow down when driving through the mobile home park.