Owasso man, Anthony Ryan Downing, sentenced after stabbing a man at a Topeka, Kan. grocery store

OWASSO, Okla. - A 29-year-old Owasso man has been sentenced to six years in prison for repeatedly stabbing a man outside a Topeka, Kan. grocery store.

Anthony Ryan Downing, of Owasso, Okla., pleaded no contest in February to attempted intentional second-degree murder in the on April 6, 2013, stabbing of then 26-year-old Josh Nottingham.

At the sentencing Friday, Shawnee County District Court Judge David Debenham denied a defense motion for a lighter sentence.

In addition to the six-year sentence, Downing also has to pay restitution of about $100,000.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Nottingham suffered multiple life-threatening stab wounds outside a Dillons grocery store.

Downing and Nottingham didn't know each other when the stabbing occurred.

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