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Brutus man sentenced to 13 years for attempted murder during machete attack

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Christopher M. Laframboise of Brutus has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a violent machete attack against a man and his family.

Laframboise was convicted of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault for the February incident, where he attempted to behead a man he was once friends with, causing severe injuries that required surgical intervention.


The attack took place at the victim’s home, where Laframboise had previously dined with the family.

The incident escalated rapidly when Laframboise, armed with the machete attacked the victim while calling for one of his children.

In defense, the victim and his fiancée armed themselves with a shotgun and a pellet gun, respectively, forcing Laframboise to flee and leave behind the weapon. He was arrested later that day by New York State Police during a traffic stop in Conquest.

Laframboise, who had previously blamed the victim for his life’s troubles, expressed an apology in court, according to The Citizen.

Judge Thomas Leone sentenced Laframboise to 13 years in prison with an additional five years of post-release supervision.