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Sentencing was postponed Tuesday to April 16 for a Spring Valley man who stabbed his sister’s husband during a dispute in the victim’s Chula Vista home.

Brandon Pabilona Ancho, 37, was convicted of attempted murder and other charges stemming from the Feb. 1, 2014, stabbing in the 300 block of East James Street.

According to Chula Vista Police, Ancho entered the home of his sister and brother-in-law uninvited, then began questioning the couple about a business matter related to Ancho’s former employment. An argument developed and escalated into a physical confrontation.

Ancho pulled out a large knife from his pants pocket and attempted to stab his sister in the back, police Capt. Lon Turner said. Her husband intervened and was stabbed in the abdomen and chest, he said.

“Both victims fled their residence through a back door and scaled a fence into a neighboring yard to escape,” Turner said.

Ancho’s brother-in-law sought treatment at a local trauma center. His wife was not injured.

Ancho was arrested two days later at his parents’ Spring Valley home.

—City News Service