A Manitoban man was sentenced to 13 years in prison less time served this week after a violent attack on a city bus this past September. 

The 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to attempted murder for an attack on a Winnipeg Transit bus and has been sentenced to 13 years in custody, less time already served.

The court heard the victim, a woman in her 70s, was repeatedly stabbed on the bus in September 2021 by Peter Marius Radulescu without warning.

A doctor said in a submission the victim was lucky to survive.

Radulescu's lawyer, Zilla Jones, said the guilty plea was "a genuine offer to take responsibility and accountability'' and that the attack may have been triggered because the victim reminded him of his stepmother.


With files from The Canadian Press.