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Caricature artist gets life sentence for stabbing at Universal Orlando

Fredrick Torres convicted of attempted first-degree murder

Fredrick Torres.
Fredrick Torres.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A caricature artist has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a former co-worker at Universal Orlando.

Fredrick Torres was sentenced Wednesday after being convicted in August of attempted first-degree murder.

Glenn Ferguson testified during the trial that Torres attacked him repeatedly with a pair of scissors and his fists at Universal Islands of Adventure on New Year's Day 2016. 

Ferguson said he was opening the caricature stand when Torres confronted him.

They had both worked for Fasen Arts, which contracts with Universal, and Torres had been fired a day earlier.

Fergus said the attack left him with a stutter, bouts of shaking, frequent panic attacks and blindness in his right eye. He is now unable to drive and work.