A Pacifica man who earlier this year pleaded no contest to a violent stabbing that left his victim confined to a wheelchair was sentenced to nine years and four months in state prison by a San Mateo County Superior Court Judge on Thursday, KTVU reports.
Arthur John Armstrong, 39, was in a jealous rage when he stabbed his victim through the ear with an ice pick, prosecutors said.
His victim suffered brain injuries and is confined to a wheelchair without full use of his legs and his right arm.
The November 2010 incident occurred near the Pacifica Pier when Armstrong saw his former girlfriend with his victim. The attack followed a verbal exchange, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Armstrong fled the scene but was arrested earlier this year after leading Pacifica police who were trying to pull him over for speeding on a high-speed chase.
He ran away from police after crashing into a parked car. Police heard shots during the pursuit and found a jammed gun with two shots already fired.
Armstrong also pleaded no contest earlier this year to evading police and reckless discharge of a firearm.