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FARMINGTON — A 19-year-old man convicted earlier this year of attempted first-degree murder was ordered today to serve a maximum nine-year prison sentence.

Jacob Alcon was arrested Nov. 19, 2014, at a home on County Road 5795 east of Farmington on allegations he repeatedly stabbed 28-year-old Victor Escojeda, according to press release the San Juan County Sheriff's Office issued at the time of the incident.

Police found Escojeda at the residence, and he was treated at San Juan Regional Medical Center.

Alcon told police he became upset with Escojeda, a former coworker, because he believed the man was trying to have sex with Alcon's 17-year-old sister, the release states.

Alcon's sister and Escojeda's 4-year-old son were present at the time of the stabbing, according to the press release.

Alcon pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder on Feb. 1, and a judge ordered that he undergo a 60-day pre-sentence evaluation.

San Juan County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dustin O'Brien said he felt the maximum sentence was an appropriate resolution to the case.

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