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Former Jeannette man sentenced for claw hammer attack

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, 10:51 p.m.
 

A former Jeannette man accused of attacking an Irwin man with a claw hammer pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault charge on Tuesday.

David L. Risher, 48, was sentenced by Judge Rita Hathaway to three to six years in a state prison for the Aug. 24, 2013, attack.

Police said Risher hit the 50-year-old man on the head with the claw end of a hammer when the man allegedly refused to leave Risher's apartment.

Risher has been incarcerated since the attack and was credited with about a year of time served.

A concurrent sentence of nine to 23 months in a separate case was imposed on Risher for selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer on Aug. 8, 2013, in Derry. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday to delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in that case.

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