East Texas Man Gets 75 Years for Machete Attacks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

An East Texas man convicted of using a machete to attack people after breaking into their homes has been sentenced to 75 years in prison.

A jury in Nacogdoches on Wednesday sentenced 36-year-old Nijinksi Tywon Murphy over last July's attacks that injured five people. The Nacogdoches man was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of burglary.

Investigators say Murphy used a machete to attack people after going door to door in a neighborhood. Murphy testified he heard voices telling him the people he attacked were going to kill him.

Records show Murphy has previous convictions for aggravated assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, deadly conduct, theft, criminal mischief and burglary.

KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 206772941 - kbtx.com/a?a=206772941
Gray Television, Inc.