Washington state man sentenced to 32 years in 2013 murder

(Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com)

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Washington state man to 32 years in prison after he fatally stabbed a woman, ending a case spanning six years.

The Everett Herald reported Wednesday that 31-year-old Anthony Garver faces the maximum sentence under state standards.

Authorities say Garver was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder last month in the death of 20-year-old Phillipa Evans-Lopez.

Prosecutors say Garver tied the woman to a bed in her home in June 2013 and stabbed her multiple times.

Authorities say Garver was arrested weeks later in Snohomish County.

Authorities say his trial was delayed by questions about his mental health and then by his escape from a state hospital.

Garver declined to speak at the hearing and only his attorney spoke on his behalf.