Suspect in Maine machete attack pleads not guilty

Posted July 29, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 28, 2011, at 12:12 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP)&nbsp- An 18-year-old Augusta man charged in a machete attack on a father and daughter has pleaded not guilty to eight counts arising from the home invasion in Pittston two months ago.

Leo Hylton was arraigned Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court on four counts of aggravated attempted murder and one count each of attempted murder, robbery, burglary and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Hylton is the only suspect in the May 27 home invasion that left 48-year-old William Guerrette Jr. and his 11-year-old daughter Nicole hospitalized with machete injuries.

If convicted of attempted attempted murder, Hylton faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. He is being held on $1 million cash bail.

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