Ronny Fritz gives a victim impact statement to the man who stabbed him, Juan Sanchez.
The man accused of stabbing a Good Samaritan outside the Lowes store last year is going to prison.
On Monday morning, Juan Sanchez pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery. In exchange for his plea, Sanchez was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Last July, Sanchez ran out of the Lowes store on Airline and Williams with a chainsaw and got into an altercation with an employee in the store's parking lot. One customer tried to separate the two. Moments later, Ronny Fritz pulled into the parking lot with his wife, saw the altercation and tried to help.
Fritz said Sanchez was belligerent tried to restrain Sanchez and put him in a headlock. Fritz said at one point he thought Sanchez was stabbing him and then he realized Sanchez had a knife and was stabbing him.
Fritz was stabbed once in the chest and once in the arm.
During Sanchez' hearing Monday, Fritz was allowed to give a victim impact statement. Fritz told Sanchez, "I'm not angry with you. I don't hate you and i want you to know, and I'll admit it's hard for me to say, but i forgive you. That doesn't mean that i don't think this is a just punishment. I think it's entirely appropriate that you serve your sentence."
Fritz told KRIS 6 News after the hearing that if he encountered a similar situation, he would still try to help. He would just do it differently.
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