Man Admits 2 Charges in Las Vegas Machete Attack Case - 8 News NOW

Man Admits 2 Charges in Las Vegas Machete Attack Case

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An ex-boyfriend is admitting guilt to two felony charges in a machete attack that split a North Las Vegas woman's scalp and severed her arms.

But he's still fighting an attempted murder count, with his defense attorneys claiming that he was too drunk to remember or know what he did.

Trial began Tuesday for Armando Vergara-Martinez in the March 2012 attack on 53-year-old Maria Del Carmen Gomez in a North Las Vegas convenience store parking lot.

Vergara-Martinez's public defender, Tegan Machnich, said her client is conceding guilt on mayhem and domestic battery with a weapon causing substantial bodily harm charges.

Those charges could get Vergara-Martinez up to 25 years in state prison.

Gomez's hands were surgically reattached, but she died almost six months after the attack from unrelated uterine cancer.

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