Admitted Gang Member Sentenced for Lakewood Stabbings
The Forked River 22-year-old who stabbed two victims in the face with a screwdriver in Lakewood a year ago, robbing one, heads to prison for up to three years.
Victor Andrade was sentenced today on charges of second-degree robbery and third-degree aggravated assault, according to details from Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph T. Coronato's office.
Andrade, who investigators say is an admitted member of the Grand Family Mexicano gang, will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence under the No Early Release Act, and has federal deportation hearings pending in addition to prison time.
The attacks took place on the evening of October 3, 2012. Prosecutors said Andrade stabbed one victim near Clifton Avenue and Second Street. About an hour later, he mugged a second victim for $10 and a cell phone, and stabbed the second victim in the face as well.
Lakewood police arrested Andrade within minutes. He's been in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River since that date.