Suspect Of Random Stabbing At Rite-Aid Pleads No Contest
PROVIDENCE - A Massachusetts man who stabbed a woman at a Rite-Aid in Rhode Island in March has pleaded no contest in court on Friday.
According to ABC6, the 42-year old Westport man, Jacob Gallant, pleaded no contest to assault with intent to murder, mayhem, and weapons charges. He was sentenced by Superior Court Magistrate John McBurney to serve 25 years in prison plus 20 years suspended with probation. Prosecutors requested a prison sentence of 45 years.
Authorities say that on the day of the assault, Gallant walked into a Rite-Aid in Warwick, Rhode Island and began repeatedly stabbing 18-year old Alyssa Garcia, severely injuring her.
Gallant also reportedly told law-enforcement that he “just went nuts,” that day. Gallant told officers that he “wanted to kill someone”, but didn't know who.