Former University of Iowa student sentenced for downtown knife attacks

Suspect no longer attending Iowa, according to school records

Published: January 7 2014 | 10:20 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 1:45 am in

A former University of Iowa student accused of stabbing two men in downtown Iowa City has been sentenced to five years in prison.

According to online court records, Gabriel Badding, 19,†was sentenced on Monday.

Badding was accused of stabbing two men in downtown Iowa City shortly before 2 a.m. on April 29 following a verbal altercation.†Badding, according to police, stabbed one man several times causing serious injuries, including two wounds in the manís torso, near vital organs.That victimís friend, who tried to intervene, suffered a deep stab wound in his right tricep, according to the criminal complaint that was made public Thursday.

Badding ran from the area and he was later arrested on the Western Illinois University campus, where his girlfriend lived.

Originally charged with willful injury causing serious injury and willful injury, Badding entered into a plea arrangement with the state in November 2013. He is no longer listed as a student on the University of Iowa's website.


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