A 26-year-old Butte man who pleaded guilty to trying to kill a woman by stabbing and cutting her in front of their young son has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
District Judge Brad Newman sentenced Jesse Harrison on Thursday to 30 years in prison for attempted deliberate homicide and a consecutive 10 years for the use of a weapon.
Court records say Harrison was arrested after the Feb. 12 stabbing and a standoff when it appeared he was trying to start a fire in a garage.
In a letter to the court, the victim said Harrison told her he intended to kill her. Police say the woman suffered cuts all over her body.
Harrison told the judge he lost control and committed an atrocity.