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Alleged white supremacist gets seven-year prison deal in Santa Rosa stabbing

An alleged Barbarian Brotherhood white supremacist gang member will be sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in the stabbing of a black man outside a Santa Rosa McDonald's, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Salvatore Ezio Bordessa, 33, of Santa Rosa, was the last of three defendants to accept a deal in the August 2012 attack that left the victim seriously injured.

He and co-defendant Aaron Welch of Clearlake were charged with confronting two black men outside the Santa Rosa restaurant at about 2 a.m. Welch was accused of stabbing one of the men in the leg and shoulder while Bordessa fought alongside him.

In April, Welch was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Bordessa pleaded no contest to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting great bodily injury, along with a hate crime and gang allegations. He will be sentenced Nov. 5.


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