PHOENIX – An Arizona man was sentenced Friday to 26 months in federal prison for stabbing another defense contractor while they worked in Iraq in 2007.
Aaron Bridges Langston of Snowflake also was ordered by a federal judge to undergo three years of supervised release after serving his prison time.
The 32-year-old Langston was employed by a contractor of the Department of Defense providing logistical support to the U.S. military at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq.
Prosecutors said Langston stabbed another contractor, whom he supervised, in the throat on Feb. 15, 2007. The reason for the attack was not disclosed.
The victim, a native of India, was nicked in the jugular vein but recovered.
Langston pleaded guilty last October to assault with a dangerous weapon.