Robber Who Paralyzed Victim Sentenced


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A Plano man was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years in prison for a 2021 attack and robbery that left a man paralyzed.

Jose Aguilar, 46, was previously found guilty of aggravated robbery in Collin County, according to WFAA. The victim, who testified during sentencing, was left paralyzed in both arms and legs as a result of the attack.

“Brutal acts of violence, especially those with permanent consequences for the victim, deserve permanent consequences for the perpetrator as well,” Greg Willis, Collin County district attorney, said during the sentencing, per WFAA.

“We are thankful that the victim survived his life-altering injuries and was brave enough to later come testify in court,” he continued.

“While the lives of the victim and his family will never be the same, Collin County is a safer place with Aguilar behind bars.”

​The whole incident was captured on surveillance footage, according to police.

​Plano officers were called in August 2021 to the scene of a stabbing at a storage unit facility.

Aguilar can be seen in the video demanding access to the work trailer while brandishing a knife. Aguilar then stabbed the victim in the head and neck multiple times.

​As the victim lay bleeding, Aguilar searched the storage unit and the vehicle before taking money from the scene. He then fled the parking lot, running the victim over twice in the process.

​The victim was discovered by another person, who promptly called 911.

The victim told Plano police what happened before being taken to a local hospital. There, physicians managed to remove part of the knife Aguilar used to attack him from the back of his neck.

Aguilar crashed into several vehicles while leaving the scene of the crime, and police captured him there.

In nearby Dallas, residents are also plagued by robberies, with 419 robberies only halfway through March.

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