Suspect from Northwestern Michigan College attack gets up to 20 years

Jorge Alvarado was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison in the attack.

Another of the five suspects in the stabbing that took place at Northwestern Michigan College in February has been sentenced.

Jorge Alvarado was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison in the attack.

Alvarado received 8 to 20 years for armed robbery as a gang member. He also received 8 to 15 years for unarmed robbery.

Those sentences will be served concurrently, or at the same time, meaning he will spend up to 20 years total in prison.

Alvarado pleaded guilty in April to two of the seven counts against him. The other charges were dropped as a part of the plea deal.

Police say Alvarado and two other men attacked 35-year-old Dwight Thompson at an on-campus apartment in February so they could steal his drugs.

Two women were also charged with setting up the drug deal and driving the men to it.

Thompson was also arrested on drug charges after being released from the hospital.