Kalispell Man Sentenced to 10 years in Prison for Stabbing

By Beacon Staff

A 38-year-old Kalispell man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stabbing another man during a bar fight.

Roderick C. Anagal was sentenced Thursday by District Judge Stewart Stadler, who also ordered him to pay more than $19,000 in restitution to the 24-year-old man he stabbed six times during the April fight.

Anagal was initially charged with attempted homicide, but pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon in exchange for the 20-year sentence with 10 years suspended.

Several witnesses said they saw Anagal punching the victim and only later discovered he had a small folding knife in his hand.

Prosecutors say the victim suffered wounds to his neck, shoulder, head and arm — some of which have caused permanent damage.

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