A gang member already behind bars pled guilty to trying to kill a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department deputy.
In October of 2011, Lorenzo Padilla used a shank he made in jail to attack the deputy in a jail holding facility at the Santa Maria Courthouse.
Padilla was already serving a 59 years to life sentence for three other attempted murder convictions when he committed the attack.
As a result of the deal, the 28 year old man had another 22 years added to his time behind bars.
The deputy survived the attack.