A Burlington County man has learned his fate for stabbing a man in Galloway Township early last year.

On Tuesday, 30-year-old Raul Virella of Bordentown was sentenced to seven years in state prison on a second-degree aggravated assault charge.

On February 8th, 2022, the Galloway Township Police Department responded to an altercation in the area of Federal Court.

Officers at the scene found a victim suffering from severe stab wounds. That person was rushed to a local hospital where he underwent lifesaving emergency surgery.

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Virella was arrested nearby and authorities say he admitted to stabbing the victim.

Virella's sentence is subject to the No Early Release Act, meaning he must serve at least 85 percent of it, or almost six years, before becoming eligible for parole.

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