Scene of fatal stabbing in Ramona.
Scene of fatal stabbing in Ramona. Image via Google Maps

A man who fatally stabbed a fellow Ramona resident during a fight at a liquor store and gas station business in their East County hometown was sentenced to seven years in state prison, prosecutors said Thursday.

Jarrett Austin Wishnick, 28, pleaded guilty in July to voluntary manslaughter and a knife allegation in connection with the stabbing death of Steven Faught, 59. Faught was stabbed Nov. 2, 2017, near a set of fuel pumps in front of Stage Stop Liquors at 578 Main St.

Sheriff’s deputies who responded to a report of an assault at the business found Faught bleeding profusely from a wound to his neck. Paramedics airlifted him to a trauma center, where he was pronounced dead.

Wishnick — who remained at the scene of the deadly fight — was treated for a hand injury before being booked into jail.

It was unclear what prompted the dispute between the men, both of whom had parked their vehicles in front of the gasoline pumps outside the store.

— City News Service