Man who attacked woman with machete sentenced

LAS VEGAS -- The North Las Vegas Man who attacked his ex-girlfriend with a machete and severed her hands was sentenced Thursday to 26 to 65 years in prison.

Armando Vergara-Martinez hacked off Maria Del Carmen Gomez's hands and severely damaged her scalp during the attack in March 2012.

During the trial, Vergara-Martinez conceded his guilt on mayhem and domestic battery with a weapon charges but said he was too drunk to remember what happened.

The jury decided his guilt on the charge of attempted murder, battery with use of a deadly weapon and mayhem.

Gomez's hands were surgically reattached, but she died six months later from unrelated cancer.

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