Thursday, April 12, 2007

12 Year Prison Sentence For Man Who Stabbed Pregnant Girlfriend

A Selma man who allegedly stabbed his pregnant girlfriend just days before Christmas has been sentenced to serve up to 12 years in prison. James Gregory Martin, 23, was arrested in December after stabbing 22-year-old Heather Ann Peedin of Smithfield in the chest while at the Howard Johnson’s Motel on Mallard Road . Smithfield Police said the stabbing occurred after a disagreement between the couple. Martin was convicted on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Judge Jack Hooks Jr. sentenced Martin to serve up to 149 months in prison for the stabbing. Peedin later recovered from her injuries.


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