Lexington man is sentenced in the slashing of a Health Department dentist

A Lexington man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for the December stabbing of a Lexington-Fayette County Health Department dentist.

Daniel B. Hale was sentenced by Fayette Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine to 17 years on a first-degree assault charge and 10 years on an amended robbery charge. Three years on the robbery charge are to be served consecutively to the sentence on the assault, while the other seven years on the robbery sentence are to be served concurrently with the assault sentence.

Dentist Candice Flener suffered deep slash wounds to her face in the attack on the morning of Dec. 20. It occurred during a theft in the health department parking lot at Loudon Avenue and Newtown Pike as health department employees were reporting to work. Police arrested Hale that afternoon.

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