Terry Jackson, 60, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday by Judge Tessa Herr of the 186th District Court.

The conviction results from an incident in Sept. 2012, when Jackson ambushed his ex-girlfriend’s date, Rick Cuenca.

Jackson stabbed Cuenca 16 times and proceeded to slash the victim’s tires before fleeing town.

In October a jury found Jackson guilty of murder and Tuesday afternoon Judge Herr assessed his punishment at life in prison.