Irvine man to serve 10 years in prison for cutting girlfriend in neck

An Irvine man entered an Alford plea Friday to an amended charge in a 2010 incident involving a knife, according to Estill Commonwealth's Attorney Heather Combs' office.

Under a plea agreement, Mitchell Hurley, 51, will serve 10 years in prison for second-degree assault. He was initially charged with attempted murder in August after he cut his girlfriend in the neck with a knife.

In an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but agrees that there is enough evidence to be found guilty.

Estill Circuit Court Judge Thomas P. Jones scheduled sentencing for June 10.