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Brutus man accused of attempted murder rejects plea deal

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Christopher M. Laframboise, a 39-year-old man from Brutus, declined a plea deal offered by the Cayuga County Court in a case where he’s accused of a machete attack.

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Laframboise, who faces charges of second-degree attempted murder and assault, allegedly launched a premeditated assault on a man in Victory on February 6, causing severe injuries. The plea deal offered a 15-year prison term followed by five years of post-release supervision, alongside protective orders for the victim and his family.

The prosecution laid out a timeline of events in the lead-up to the attack, beginning with Laframboise’s arrest for trespassing on January 19, and subsequent seizure of his firearms due to a previous conviction. He later purchased and sharpened a machete, which he used in the attack on February 6.

According to the prosecution, the attack took place in the victim’s home, causing a jaw fracture and a significant laceration. Despite the grave nature of the charges, Laframboise’s attorney, Eric Smith, maintains his client’s innocence and stated that the accused and the victim were friends. The court has remanded Laframboise to Cayuga County Jail, with the next hearing scheduled for June 1.