Friday, August 22, 2008
Toppenish, WA man sentenced to 13 3/4 years for stabbing baby's mama
A 26 year old man will serve 13 ¾ years in prison and 2 to 4 years probation for the May 2007 attack on his now ex-girlfriend. Robert Savala Jr., 26, will serve the time for stabbing his then live-in girlfriend Melissa Vega 20 times in the chest, legs and head while drunk in their Toppenish, WA apartment. Savala’s official conviction was for 2nd degree attempted murder, and he was issued a no-contact order lasting for 80 years. The couple had a then 6 month old son.