Phoenix man gets prison sentence for stabbing his twin sons

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix man who pleaded guilty to stabbing his twin sons after an argument has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Randall Eugene Pipkin Sr. was sentenced Friday on one count of aggravated assault.

The 53-year-old Pipkin was arrested July 11 by Phoenix police and told officers he stabbed his 23-year-old sons in a dispute over money and housework.

Both brothers were transported to a hospital for treatment.

One suffered a stab wound from a large kitchen knife that caused a collapsed lung and the other had a stab wound on his right forearm.

Pipkin originally was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and single counts of assault and disorderly conduct and pleaded not guilty. He changed his plea last month.