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South Texas Man Gets 20 Years for Slashing Woman

A 30-year-old South Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for slashing his ex-girlfriend's throat with a box cutter.

The McAllen Monitor reports Humberto Cruz was sentenced after pleading guilty to attempted murder.

Authorities say Cruz was working on 52-year-old Olga De Leon's home on June 9 when he asked her if she still cared about him. She told him to leave and Cruz attacked her with the box cutter.

De Leon was left with an 8 to 10 inch scar across her neck. Neighbors called police when she screamed for help.

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