Bartlett man sentenced to 19 years in prison for stabbing outside Elgin bar

A Bartlett man charged with attempted murder and a hate crime related to a January 2022 stabbing outside an Elgin bar pleaded guilty to the charges, according to ABC 7.

Jason M. Ostrego was sentenced to 19 years in prison for the attempted murder of a Black man outside the bar, ABC 7 reported.

Authorities say Ostrego, 31, was at a tavern on the 1000 block of North Liberty Street when he began to argue with a Black patron and proceeded to yell racial slurs at him.

Asked to leave the bar, Ostrego was escorted to the parking lot where he continued to yell racial slurs, authorities said. They say when the other patron went outside to smoke a cigarette, the defendant stabbed him in the chest and slashed another person in the face.

Ostrego must complete at least 85% of his sentence before he is eligible for release.

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