TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 29-year-old Oklahoma man has been sentenced to six years in prison for repeatedly stabbing a man outside a Topeka grocery store.
Anthony Ryan Downing, of Owasso, Okla., pleaded no contest in February to attempted intentional second-degree murder in the on April 6, 2013, stabbing of then 26-year-old Josh Nottingham.
At the sentencing Friday, Shawnee County District Court Judge David Debenham denied a defense motion for a lighter sentence. In addition to the six-year sentence, Downing also has to pay restitution of about $100,000.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Nottingham suffered multiple life-threatening stab wounds outside a Dillons grocery store. Downing and Nottingham didn’t know each other when the stabbing occurred.