A 28-year-old College Park man was sentenced in Howard County Circuit Court Thursday to 25 years in prison for stabbing his father inside his Ellicott City home, according to State's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.
Clement Yien-Yi Chiu, of the 5100 block of Lackwanna Street, previously pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder in connection with the Sept. 8, 2012 incident.
According to prosecutors, Chiu’s father confronted his son and accused him of theft and using his credit cards without permission, Kirwan said. Chiu became violent, pulled out a pocket knife, stabbed his father in the neck, and struck him in the head with his fist, according to prosecutors. The father managed to escape further harm by fleeing in a car.
Howard County Circuit Court Judge Timothy J. McCrone sentenced Chiu to a 40-year prison sentence, suspending all but 25 years, and ordered five years of supervised probation following his release, Kirwan said.