Morro Bay man sentenced to 16 years for torturing girlfriend
September 4, 2014
Last month, Andrew Mattson, 30, accepted a plea agreement two days into his trial. Mattson pleaded guilty to four counts of assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury, inflicting corporal injury to a spouse and robbery.
Prosecutors previously charged him with torture, forced oral copulation, kidnapping and false imprisonment.
Following an argument in August 2011, Mattson allegedly held his then-girlfriend captive in a closet at knife point for more than an hour with her ankles and wrists bound with shoelaces. The woman sustained moderate injuries from repeated assaults.
During the abbreviated trial, Mattson’s ex-girlfriend testified and detailed her account of the attack. Mattson accepted the plea deal the next day.