Man Gets 28 Years For Stabbing Over 'Bad Drink'
Jovan Felix was convicted in April over the near-fatal stabbing of a doorman and an assault on two bar staff outside a nightclub in Sacramento, California, in 2013.
Felix carried out the attack with an accomplice after he was said to have become enraged about a bad drink served earlier to him and poor service he believed he had received from the clubâ€™s bartenders.
Prosecutors said Felix rejected several offers of a fresh drink before leaving the club with the threat: "This is how places get burned up."
During sentencing on Friday, Sacramento Superior Court judge Robert TwissÂ said: "Theyâ€™ve done nothing to him except serve him a bad drink."
Felix, whose criminal career was described by the judgeÂ as "extensive",Â returned to the nightclub at around 2amÂ with friend Cornelius Jones, who also had a violent history.
They both attacked the bartenders as they were leaving the club, and stabbed the doorman in the stomach.
On that August night, Felix "was the leader... he played a major role," JudgeÂ Twiss said. "He provided the weapon, in this case Cornelius Jones."
Jones, 36, is already serving a 36-year prison sentence for his part in attack, according to The Sacramento Bee newspaper.