A 27-year-old Madera man convicted of first degree burglary and assault was sentenced to seven years in state prison, Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz said Monday.
Marco Alanis was convicted in Madera Superior Court in March on three felony counts — first degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats with a special enhancement for personal use of a deadly weapon.
In May 2010, Alanis broke into the home of his former girlfriend, the mother of his child, after she denied him entry. Once inside, he threatened to kill her and held a knife to her throat, telling her “she did not deserve to live,” Keitz said.
The woman eventually managed to escape the attack by fleeing her home...