Known gang member sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday

By Michelle Villarreal, Corpus Christi Caller Times

Posted November 8, 2011 at 3:11 p.m.

CORPUS CHRISTI — A known gang member was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday.

Israel Cantu, 21, pleaded guilty to burglary of habitation with intent to commit assault, a second-degree felony, and unlawful possession of a firearm, a third-degree felony.

In July, Cantu broke into a home looking for another man, Prosecutor Doug Mann said. The homeowner confronted Cantu, picked up a knife and told him to leave. While inside the home the man Cantu was looking for sneaked up behind him and stabbed him in the back, Mann said.

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