Man gets 50 years in stabbing death of ex-girlfriend

SEATTLE -- A man with a history of domestic violence was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for brutally murdering his ex-girlfriend in 2012.

Scottye Miller was convicted of first degree murder in the stabbing death of Tricia Patricelli. Miller, 31, stabbed his 33-year-old former girlfriend at least 30 times in the vicious attack, according to King County prosecutors.

The jury's verdict included two aggravating factors, including the fact that Miller had a history of domestic violence and had only recently been released from prison when he murdered Patricelli.

The standard sentence range is 30 to 40 years in prison, but prosecutors asked for and received an exceptional sentence due to Miller's criminal history.