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Man sentenced 15 years in prison for attempted murder in 2018 domestic violence case

A man convicted in April of attempted murder in a 2018 domestic violence incident was sentenced last week to 15 years in prison.

George William Gomez received the sentence Friday in Sacramento Superior Court, where he was found guilty by jury on April 17 of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats.

The case involved a 2018 incident in which Gomez assaulted a woman with an unspecified weapon and attempted to strangle her to death, according to a Wednesday news release by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. The victim suffered severe facial injuries, the news release said.

Court records show Gomez was sentenced to formal probation in June 2017 for misdemeanor domestic violence battery of a spouse or cohabitant, also in Sacramento County.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.