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Man sentenced in stabbings outside USC-UCLA football game

August 29, 2011 |  7:09 pm

Photo: An empty beer carton sits next to a Pasadena police car during a USC-UCLA game after two people were stabbed in a parking lot at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on December 4, 2010. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times A Winnetka man convicted of attempted murder in connection with a fight outside the Rose Bowl before the USC-UCLA football game last year was sentenced Monday to 15 years, four months in prison.

Anthony Richard Cisneros, 23, pleaded no contest last month to two counts of attempted murder. He was arrested in the wake of a Dec. 4 fight that broke out after a football hit a Mercedes-Benz.

Joshua Dirling, a Cal State Fullerton student, was stabbed in the cheek, and Vimal Patel was stabbed in the back during the melee.

Two of Cisneros' older siblings also pleaded no contest to lesser charges stemming from the brawl.

Arthur Joseph Cisneros, 26, pleaded no contest to an assault charge and was ordered to serve a year in County Jail and three years' probation.

Akira Sheree Cisneros, 24, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery count shortly after the incident. She was sentenced to three years' probation and 40 hours of community service.

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Photo: An empty beer carton sits next to a Pasadena police car during a USC-UCLA game after two people were stabbed in a parking lot at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Dec. 4, 2010. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

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