A Sacramento man has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to stabbing French train hero Spencer Stone.
James Tran was sentenced to nine years in state prison on Friday, according to local news reports. Tran, 29, pleaded guilty in March to attempted murder in the incident.
Stone is the U.S. airman from Carmichael hailed as a hero for helping to stop a terrorist attack aboard a French train.
Stone was stabbed repeatedly outside a 21st and K street nightclub at 12:45 a.m. The altercation started as an argument between Stone’s group and a group of people accompanying Tran after someone in Tran’s party allegedly videotaped someone in Stone’s group.
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Stone and two childhood friends from Sacramento became instant celebrities when they tackled and disarmed a gunman on a train while on vacation in August 2015. Stone, Anthony Sadler and Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos were awarded France’s Legion of Honor for their courage.
Sacramento police have released a video of the men they believe were involved in a late-night, alcohol-fueled brawl that led to the near-fatal stabbing of French train hero Spencer Stone at a midtown intersection. McClatchySacramento Police Department
Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone honored as Home Town Hero at Wizard World with fellow service officers from Travis Air Force. Hector AmezcuaThe Sacramento Bee
James Tran, 28, is accused of attempted murder in the stabbing of French train hero Spencer Stone near a midtown Sacramento nightclub in October. Tran appeared in Sacramento Superior Court for arraignment on Friday, November 6, 2015. Andrew SengThe Sacramento Bee