A STABBING victim who was twice brought back to life by medics says he’s happy his attacker faces a long stretch.
John McKenna is sure justice will be done when Marc Ashbrook is sentenced for GBH with intent on November 17.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dropped an attempted murder charge in return for Ashbrook’s guilty plea to wounding with intent.
Victim Mr McKenna, 35, of Little Budworth, was stabbed in the stomach, chest and left arm with a knife at the White Barn pub in Cuddington at 11.15pm on May 9.
Surgeons brought him back from the dead twice on the operating table.
But despite his near-death attack, Mr McKenna says he’s happy he doesn’t have to relive the nightmare of his ordeal by giving evidence at Ashbrook’s trial.
Marc Ashbrook, 23, of Ash Road, Cuddington, has been remanded in custody pending his sentence next month.
Judge Clement Goldstone told the prosecution it would be “difficult” for a jury to decide whether Mr Ashbrook intended to harm Mr McKenna or kill him.
He also highlighted the sentence would be of a similar length to the lesser charge.
After consultation, prosecutor Richard Edwards accepted Ashbrook’s guilty plea to GBH with intent.
Judge Goldstone said: “He’s 23 and knows he’ll not be released for very many years to come.”