Man pleads guilty in Maine machete attack

Posted May 29, 2009, at 12:21 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine— A 19-year-old Augusta man who pleaded guilty in last year’s home invasion and machete attack in rural Pittston that left a father and daughter severely injured could serve 50 years in prison.

The Kennebec Journal says Leo Hylton pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of attempted murder and several other charges linked to the May 27, 2008, assault and robbery.

Deputy District Attorney Alan Kelley outlined details of the attack for Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills to support his recommended sentence of 90 years with all but 50 years suspended and 15 years’ probation.

The victims, former legislator William Guerrette and his daughter Nicole, who was then 10, spent weeks in the hospital and both bear scars from the attack.

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