Thug who stabbed sleeping San Mateo man ordered to pay more than $70,000 

A vicious home burglar who stabbed a sleeping San Mateo man in order to steal an iPhone will have to pay more than $70,000 as part of his sentence, prosecutors said Sunday.

Donald Fukofuka, 21, of San Mateo, pleaded no contest to multiple charges that included attempted murder and residential burglary and was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for the ugly attack on May 31, 2009.

Fukofuka stabbed the man in the head, neck and chest in the victim’s San Mateo home just before 4:30 a.m., San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. The victim was attacked after he had fallen asleep at his computer, he said.

After the stabbing, Fukofuka fled the home with the victim’s girlfriend’s iPhone, according to police.

The victim suffered a collapsed lung and “extensive suturing to his head,” but he will recover, Wagstaffe said.

Fukofuka is now serving his prison sentence. On Friday, the court ordered him to pay $70,186 to Stanford Medical Assistance Financial Program. He will be ordered to pay more to the California Victims Compensation Board, but that amount has yet to be determined, Wagstaffe said.

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