A homeless man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty in the June stabbing of his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend in a Longmont park.
Boulder County Sheriff’s OfficeCondelario Contreras-Valdez
Candelario Contreras-Valdez, 57, last month in Boulder County District Court pleaded guilty to possession of dangerous weapons charge, a Class 4 felony.
Six other charges, including a felony attempted murder count, were dropped as part of the plea deal, online court records show.
Contreras-Valdez will serve three years of mandatory parole as part of the sentence. He was arrested by Longmont police after police found the victim with multiple stab wounds in Kensington Park. The woman survived her injuries.
Contreras-Valdez addressed the court at Friday’s hearing to say he was sorry and made a big mistake, according to Boulder County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Shannon Carbone.
He received 253 days of credit toward his sentence for time served since his arrest.