DATE: January 15, 2016
CASE: Marco Barrera
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Laura Froome, Domestic Violence Unit
The Honorable Steve White sentenced 37-year-old Marco Barrera to 16 years, 8 months in prison. On December 4, 2015, a jury convicted Barrera of attempted murder and felony domestic violence. The jury also found true great bodily injury and use of knife allegations on both charges. Barrera was also convicted of assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury and carjacking.
On June 8, 2015, Barrera tried to reconcile with his estranged partner. When she declined, he pulled a knife from a lanyard around his neck and stabbed her multiple times in the chest, stomach, back, hip, wrist and side. After leaving the scene, he returned hours later and encountered his sister sitting in her car in front of the house. He got into the passenger side and ordered her to drive. When she refused, he threatened to hit her. Frightened, she got out of the car and Barrera drove off with the car. He was apprehended the next morning.
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