A 28-year-old Brainerd man, who was found guilty of the Aug. 27, 2006, stabbing of a man and woman as they slept in a Nisswa home, was sentenced Monday in Crow Wing County District Court to 40 years in prison.
Michael Eugene Stratenberger, who was transported to St. Cloud prison following his sentencing, was found guilty in August on two counts of felony attempted first-degree murder, two counts of felony first-degree assault and one count of felony first-degree burglary.
Stratenberger was accused of stabbing Carrie Vukelich and Gerald Lindemann at a residence on Pine Haven Road in Nisswa.
Stratenberger, who will be given credit for time already served, was sentenced to two consecutive terms of 216 months for two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder and he also was sentenced to 48 months for one count of felony first-degree burglary.
Stratenberger was fined $424 and ordered to pay $5,800 in restitution, according to court documents.
The two counts of felony first-degree assault were dismissed, according to court officials.
Vukelich and Lindemann were treated for their injuries at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd after the incident.
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