Rochester man sentenced in 2021 machete attack

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(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man convicted of assault after injuring 3 women with a machete was sentenced Monday.

Omar Maani, 25, was sentenced to five years and three months behind bars, with credit for 103 days already served.

A jury found Maani guilty in September of three counts of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon after an incident at the Cascade Creek Apartments in NW Rochester on July 7, 2021.

According to court documents, police found 4 women on the second floor screaming in the hallway. One woman had a large cut on her leg, deep enough to expose fatty tissue.

A second woman had a long (but shallow) laceration on her back, and a third woman had her arm sliced deep enough that she was unable to lift it.

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One of the victims told police that she and her friends were hanging out in an apartment when Maani woke up, got angry and started yelling when he couldn’t find his vape pen.

Court documents state that when confronted about his yelling, Maani grabbed a large machete-style knife and begun chasing people and slicing at them.