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Murphysboro man sentenced to prison after machete attack

Shane J. Pfister (Source: Murphysboro Police Department) Shane J. Pfister (Source: Murphysboro Police Department)
MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) -

The Jackson County State’s Attorney announced Wednesday that a Murphysboro man was sentenced to prison for aggravated battery after injuring another man with a machete.

On December 1, 2014, Murphysboro Police officers were dispatched to the home of Shane J. Pfister, 50, at 2016 Herbert Street.

There they met with Pfister's roommate, who was bleeding from multiple slice wounds to his hands, body and neck.

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

The victim reported to the police that he and Pfister had been arguing over another person in their home.

The victim struck Pfister in the head with his fist, and Pfister then grabbed a machete and began swinging it at the victim, cutting him multiple times.

Pfister was sentenced to serve 30 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections, which will be followed by two years of mandatory supervised release.

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

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