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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 club’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 Twiss said: "They’ve done nothing to him except serve him a bad drink."

Felix, whose criminal career was described by the judge as "extensive", returned to the nightclub at around 2am 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," Judge 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.





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