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Attempted murder charge reduced, man faces up to 10 years in prison

GILLETTE (WNE) — The attempted second-degree murder charge against a man accused of stabbing and swinging a knife multiple times at his daughter’s boyfriend last summer has been reduced to aggravated assault and battery.

He now faces up to ten years in prison and will argue for probation at his sentencing hearing.

Umar Farooq, 48, pleaded guilty Feb. 13 to aggravated assault and battery. In a plea deal with prosecutors, the charge was reduced from an original attempted second-degree murder charge.

Farooq’s wife told police at...