17-year prison term given in stabbing of Genoa man
GENOA – A 52-year-old Elgin man who police said stabbed a man in Genoa was given a 17-year prison sentence.
Rex A. Petty, of the 300 block of North Street in Elgin, pleaded guilty Jan. 10 to attempted home invasion, in exchange for prosecutors dropping a more serious charge of home invasion. He faced a prison sentence of between six and 30 years.
According to court records, Petty went into a home in the 900 block of Wilshire Drive in Genoa on Jan. 12, 2012, punched and kicked a man about the head and stabbed him in the stomach.
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