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Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Published September 20 2010

Richardson sentenced to 40 months in prison for 2007 stabbing

FARGO – A man who was found guilty of aggravated assault for a 2007 stabbing incident was sentenced today to a combined five years of prison and probation.

LaSamuel Richardson III will serve three years, four months - a total of 40 months - in prison and one year, eight months on supervised probation. He received credit for 389 days served.

A jury acquitted Richardson on attempted murder but found him guilty of aggravated assault, a class C felony.

Richardson, who was 19 at the time of the incident, did not dispute stabbing Andrew Gregerson with a 7-inch kitchen knife in August 2007 in West Fargo, but argued he did so in self-defense.

During today’s hearing, Richardson expressed remorse for his actions and said he’s now a different man.

For more on this story, read Tuesday’s Forum.