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Man sentenced to 45 years in brutal 2014 attack on woman at Aurora motel

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 16:21:03-04

AURORA, Colo. – A man who pleaded guilty to brutally attacking a woman at an Aurora motel in 2014 will spend 45 years in prison, an Adams County judge ruled Tuesday.

Jamal Michael Miles, 29, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and attempted sexual assault in the case in July.

Miles had been in the woman’s room at the Pacesetter Motel in March 2014 when he took issue with her asking him to leave.

Miles strangled and stabbed the woman, then slit her throat, raped her and tried to drown her in the motel’s bathtub. He then dragged her into a nearby ditch before a passerby intervened.

“This 45-year sentence means that this defendant will never hurt another member of our community,” Adams County District Attorney Dave Young said.

The woman suffered a fractured skull and deep cuts to her head, neck and hands in the incident, but survived.

A victim statement wasn't available. 

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