ALBANY – A city man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for chopping off another man’s finger with a machete.
On Nov. 10, 2016, James Sherman, 23, pleaded guilty to assault for his role in a March 26, 2016 physical altercation on Myrtle Avenue.
According to District Attorney David Soares, Sherman attacked a man with a machete during the altercation, chopping off his finger and injuring his shoulder.
The victim was treated and survived.
Sherman, who was sentenced by Judge Thomas Breslin, will serve five years on parole after his release from prison.
Assistant District Attorney Dennis DiBari of the Major Crimes Unit prosecuted this case.