T.O. mayor's ex-inlaw sentenced for knife attack 0
Ennio Stirpe pictured being placed under arrest in 1998 for killing Michael Kiklas. Stirpe was sentenced Friday for stabbing a woman in the eye. (QMI Agency files)
TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's former brother-in-law will spend another 18 years behind bars for trying to stab his girlfriend to death.
The sentence will only start once he finishes time currently being served for gunning down his ex-wife's boyfriend.
Ennio Stirpe, who was once married to the mayor's sister Kathy, was sentenced in a Newmarket, Ont., courtroom Friday for a knife attack that left a Toronto-area woman blind in one eye in Oct. 2009.
The 61-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder almost a year to the day of being released from prison after serving two-thirds of his sentence for a manslaughter conviction for the 1998 killing of Michael Kiklas, who was Kathy Ford's boyfriend at the time.
Stirpe blew Kiklas away with a shotgun at a home in Caledon, Ont., in July 1998.
When he was freed in Oct. 2008, Stirpe's parole officer ordered him to stay away from Angela Fantauzzi because of her drug problems. But they continued to see each other.
The couple was at his Vaughan, Ont., basement apartment when Stirpe, who has a lengthy history of criminal convictions, stabbed his girlfriend in her stomach and beat her so bad that she lost sight in one eye.
Justice Michelle Fuerst sentenced Stirpe to 18 years for the attempted murder but ordered him to first finish serving the final third of his manslaughter sentence, which expires in December.
Stirpe, who has a daughter with Kathy Ford, is now a grandfather.
The mayor's sister has a history of drug addiction and violent relationships.
In 2005, she was accidentally shot in the head by her then boyfriend Scott MacIntyre. He faced weapons offences but the charges were later dropped.
Kathy survived and the couple stayed together another seven years.
In January, just weeks after the pair split up, MacIntyre, was arrested after a bizarre confrontation with Rob Ford at the mayor's home.
The 45-year-old was charged him with two counts of threatening death, forcible entry and possession of two grams of heroin and nearly two grams of cocaine.