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Spartanburg man gets 30 years for stabbing girlfriend

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Deneal Penson (Solicitor's Office) Deneal Penson (Solicitor's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Spartanburg man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday for repeatedly stabbing his girlfriend last year.

Deneal Penson, 33, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Prosecutors said that on May 11, 2011, Penson used a pocket knife to stab his girlfriend several times during a fight. They said the woman's children even began attacking Penson in an effort to protect their mother.

Investigators said that arriving deputies found Penson's girlfriend at a neighbor's home, suffering from stab wounds to her head, chest, back and hands and a broken arm. They said Penson confessed to the attack while he was being taken to jail.

Penson must serve 80 percent of his sentenced before being eligible for parole.

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