Ore. man stabs girl 220 times, gets life term

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A 26-year-old Grants Pass man has been sentenced to life in prison on an aggravated murder charge for stabbing his 17-year-old girlfriend 220 times.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/qKibio ) reports that Nathaniel Geith (geeth) pleaded guilty Friday but didn't explain why he killed Savanna Albertson.

Grants Pass police say he had evidently used methamphetamine. They said he told investigators after the June 2010 killing that Anderson came at him with a knife, and he "snapped" and "went psycho."

At first, authorities said that Albertson was stabbed 33 times, but prosecutor Lisa Turner said an autopsy showed the much higher number of wounds. She said Geith used what appeared to be a machete.

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Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com