- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A 16-year-old arrested last year after he allegedly attacked a man with a machete following an argument has pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

NOLA.com ‘ The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/1j15baz) the teenager must serve the sentence without the benefit of probation, parole or a suspended sentence.

Slidell Police arrested the teenager June 27 after finding him standing in the street holding a 28-inch machete. At the time, police said the teenager admitted he was trying to kill his brother’s friend. Police say the teenager grabbed the man from behind and tried to strike his neck, but missed and instead chopped off the man’s right earlobe.

Records show the teenager pleaded guilty March 31, and District Judge Martin Coady sentenced him immediately thereafter.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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