SPOKANE — A convicted killer has been sentenced to another 50 years in prison for an attack that gouged out the eyes of a fellow Washington state prison inmate.
Michael L. West Jr. was convicted of first-degree assault in the Oct. 10, 2010, attack in the Airway Heights Corrections Center near Spokane.
On Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Tari Eitzen made the 50-year sentence consecutive to West’s existing sentence. That means he won’t be eligible for parole until 2098, when he would be 121 years old. West previously was convicted of killing a fellow inmate in 2004.
The Spokesman-Review reported that the judge also ordered more than $70,000 in restitution to cover the medical bills of Chad Bolstad, who was permanently blinded in the attack.