A Farmersville man has been sentenced to 35 years to life in prison under California’s Three Strikes law, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.
Frank Luna, 49, was found guilty by a jury Jan. 22 of assault with a deadly weapon in a case that involved a knife.
On the afternoon of Oct. 31, 2015, Luna and his brother got into a shouting match in front of his brother’s house in Farmersville, drawing the attention of family members and a family friend across the street.
Luna angrily told the friend he better be careful out in the streets, then left on his bicycle. But he soon returned and accused his friend of talking to his girlfriend. He pulled out a knife from his pocket and thrust the knife at him, coming within inches of his chest, the District Attorney’s Office said. He departed on his bicycle.
Luna had two strikes against him for robberies in 1999, making him subject to a longer prison sentence. He has been to prison four times for robbery, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and petty theft with prior convictions.