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Murphysboro man convicted of aggravated battery


A Murphysboro, Illinois man has been sentenced for aggravated battery.

According to Jackson County State's Attorney, Shane J. Pfister, 50, was sentenced to 2.5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in a Jackson County Circuit Court on Sept. 22. He was also sentenced to two years of mandatory supervised release.

On Dec. 1, 2014, Murphysboro police were dispatched to 2016 Herbert Street. There they met with Pfister's roommate, who was bleeding from multiple slice wounds to his hands, body and neck area.

The victim was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where he received treatment for his wounds.

The victim reported to the police that he and Pfister had been arguing over another individual in their home. The victim hit Phister in the head with his fist, Pfister then grabbed a machete and began swinging it at the victim, cutting him multiple times with the machete.

The investigation was conducted by the Murphysboro Police Department. Assistant State's Attorney Mark Hamrock was responsible for the prosecution of the case.

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