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Santa Rosa Man Sentenced to Prison for Brutal Attack

Santa Rosa, CA  –  February 2, 2017  –  Defendant Joshua Raymond Henricksen, 27 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced February 2nd, 2017 to eleven years in prison by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite after having pled no contest in October to charges of residential burglary, assault with a weapon, and admitting infliction of great bodily injury. 

District Attorney Ravitch stated, “This was a very violent and unprovoked attack which warranted a lengthy prison sentence.”

Henricksen and victim Jane Doe dated for several years before she advised him in April of 2015 that she wanted to end the relationship.  However, she agreed to continue dating in an effort to stay together.  During this time period she also advised Henricksen that she was dating another man.  Unhappy with the situation, Henricksen went to the other man’s home armed with a knife looking for Jane Doe.  When the man opened the front door Henricksen brutally beat him.  Jane Doe tried to intervene but was unsuccessful.  When Jane Doe refused to go home with Henricksen, he slashed at the other male multiple times with the knife, and stabbed him once.  Jane Doe was able to flee the scene and call for help.  Henricksen was caught and arrested.  A preliminary hearing was held in April 2016 at which both victims testified. 

Henricksen faced a maximum sentence of 12 years, but pled pursuant to an agreement with the District Attorney’s Office that required him to serve 11 years in prison.  Both victims spoke at the sentencing hearing.  Each one described the lasting emotional effects of the attack. 

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Tania Partida, assisted by District Attorney Investigator David Lundgren. The Rohnert Park Public Safety Department headed the investigation.

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