(Austin, MN) -- The sentence is more than 31 years in prison for an Austin man who pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of his stepson and attempted murder of his wife.

28-year-old Jaime Vaca stabbed 15-year-old Julio Rodriguez to death in December of 2020 and seriously wounded the boy's mother. Vaca's wife underwent life-saving surgery. Austin police say Rodriguez was trying to protect his mother during a domestic dispute. Vaca receives credit for 394 days already served.