Man who stabbed pizza delivery driver sentenced

Christian Hogg. (Aug. 28, 2013)
Christian Hogg. (Aug. 28, 2013)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who stabbed a pizza delivery man multiple times last summer is headed to prison.

Christian Hogg was sentenced Monday to between 13 and 35 years in a state prison for assault with intent to murder. He was also sentenced to between two and 15 years in prison for unarmed robbery.

He received credit for 194 days served on each of the sentenced.

Hogg, 19, stabbed a pizza delivery driver named Mickey on the night of July 3, 2013.

Mickey, the pizza delivery man who was stabbed. (July 5, 2013)
(July 5, 2013)

Mickey told 24 Hour News 8 last year that he was wasn’t supposed to be working that night. He had stopped at busy Arena’s Pizza Shop, where he used to work, to pick up a pizza for his family and offered to deliver one to help out his friends.

But when Mickey got out of his car in the 1600 block of Herrick Avenue NE., he was attacked by someone who had been hiding. At first, Mickey thought he was being punched. He later realized he had been stabbed.

“Just stabbed me,” Mickey told 24 Hour News 8 in July 2013, gesturing toward his abdomen. “Right here first, and then stabbed me again and said, ‘I’m gonna kill you. I’m gonna kill you. Give me all your money!’”

The stabber kept trying to reach into Mickey’s pockets, but Mickey kept fighting and the suspect eventually took off.

Mickey drove himself back to the pizza shop, at which point he realized he had been stabbed and that part of the knife and broken off and was still in his back. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Hogg was arrested and initially charged with  assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to rob while armed in August.

He was also connected to an Aug. 1 armed robbery at a College Avenue NE party store. In that case, a man threatened a clerk with a handgun and then left.

Investigators were led to Hogg through forensic evidence developed in both cases.

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