- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh man will spend five to 10 years in prison for using a machete to attack a man standing with his ex-girlfriend at a bus stop.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jason Butler was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and terroristic threats once attempted homicide and other charges were dropped.

Prosecutors say Butler confronted the woman about $400 she owned him from a court settlement, and then argued and nearly fought with the eventual victim, Frederick Pryor III on Dec. 8.

That’s when Butler walked to a nearby Army-Navy Store, bought the 18-inch sword and returned. Pryor’s left wrist and hand were sliced fending off Butler’s attack.

Butler’s attorney, Nicole Nino, told the judge, “Very briefly, for the first time in his life, he became very angry and let his rage take over.”

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