Vadnais sent to prison in Somerset stabbingA man who convicted of stabbing his girlfriend’s father while he slept in his Somerset home has been sentenced to prison.
A man who convicted of stabbing his girlfriend’s father while he slept in his Somerset home has been sentenced to prison.
Ryan William Vadnais, 29, was ordered to serve three years in prison and five years extended supervision on a felony conviction for second-degree reckless injury June 13 in Judge Howard W. Cameron’s court.
He was also sentenced to probation for four years on a second felony count of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.
Vadnais was arrested and charged following the stabbing of Scott Melvin Germain, 48, in his Town of Somerset residence about 3 a.m. Sept. 18.
Vadnais had been living in the house for about a month and had a relationship with Germain’s daughter, the criminal complaint said.
In testimony during a hearing, Germain told the court he was awakened from a sound sleep with somebody on his back. “I got stabbed a few times. I was half asleep,” he said.
Germain said he suffered multiple stab wounds in the back, a collapsed lung and a surgeon had to operate to remove the knife from his back. He spent three and one-half days in the hospital.
Germain said he and Vadnais “got along,” prior to the incident.
Zachary, Germain’s son who also lived in the house, testified he heard his dad yelling and went into his bedroom. “I grabbed Ryan off of him. I saw a knife sticking out of dad’s back,” he said.
Vadnais was also ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and fined $1,676 on the felony convictions.