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Teen accused of cutting man's ear off

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SLIDELL, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A 16-year-old boy is in custody after attempting to kill his brother's friend with a 28-inch machete.

Slidell Police say officers found a 31-year-old man last Thursday with a substantial cut to his neck and the teen standing in the street with the knife. Police say he told investigators he tried to kill the victim, who's recovering.

Authorities say the teenager and the victim argued and then the juvenile grabbed the knife and allegedly attacked the man from behind, chopping off his right ear lobe while just missing the carotid artery.

The teen faces a charge of attempted second-degree murder and is being held at the Florida Parish Juvenile Detention Center. Authorities say he recently moved to Slidell from Los Angeles where he allegedly was part of the MS-13 gang.


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