After strangling his ex-girlfriend, he dragged her into the kitchen. And that’s where he got the knife.
Anthony Todd Aaron stabbed the woman 14 times, failing to kill her. According to Cobb County police, the wounds from the March 2017 attack were in her face, neck, chest and stomach.
Aaron was convicted Monday on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault. The 59-year-old was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
“This defendant meant to kill his victim — he stabbed her not once, but 14 times — and this verdict and sentence holds him accountable for the evil he did,” said prosecutor Julianna Peterson.
Aaron and the woman dated on and off for eight years, prosecutors said, but she had ended the relationship when he came to her Austell apartment and tried to persuade her to take him back.
She refused him, and so he started strangling her. After stabbing her, he left her for dead on the kitchen floor, washed his hands and the knife in the sink and stepped over her body to leave.
“By some miracle, she managed to get up and get out of the apartment, crying for help, and knocking on neighbors’ doors before collapsing,” prosecutors said.
He had texted her saying he would kill her, but she didn’t see the messages because she had blocked him on her phone, prosecutors said.
Aaron was arrested the same day and has been in jail since.
He has multiple prior felony convictions that include charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon by a felon.
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