Man gets 4-year sentence in stabbing

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MADISON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man who admitted stabbing his then-estranged wife’s boyfriend has been sentenced to four years in prison.

The Madison Courier reports 32-year-old Dale Lisby of Madison pleaded guilty in January to battery resulting in serious bodily injury in last year’s attack.

He was arrested in July 2013 after he stabbed the man five times at a motel. The victim was airlifted to a Louisville, Kentucky hospital for treatment.

Lisby and his wife have since divorced.

He testified during Wednesday’s hearing that he got into an argument with his then-estranged wife at the motel after she described her intimate relationship with her boyfriend, who was present. Lisby then stabbed that man several times.

He told the court he has a history of depression and hallucinations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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