Dad gets 6 years in prison for stabbing

November 19, 2008 2:18:36 PM PST
A father will head to prison for stabbing a teenage boy -- a boy the father thought had witnessed the rape of his daughter.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

A jury sentenced Ruben Cuellar Romo to six years in prison. Romo pleaded guilty yesterday to stabbing Joshua Chapa three times. Romo's daughter told her father that someone raped her at a party. She then went to Wunsche High School and pointed out Chapa as a witness to the attack.

The daughter later admitted she made up the whole story. Chapa thinks Romo should have received a longer sentence.

"I'm relieved that it's over. I'm kind of not too happy about what happened," Chapa said. "I personally would have gave him more, but it happens."

Romo will get credit for the seven months he has already served in jail

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