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Probationer who slashed man with machete at Lakeland Vilage homeless camp is sentenced


Last updated 11/29/2017 at Noon

A probationer who slashed a man with a machete, cutting his forearm to the bone, over a prior conflict at a Lake Elsinore-area homeless camp was sentenced today to seven years in state prison.

A Banning jury in September convicted 38-year-old Christopher David Smith of assault with a deadly weapon resulting in great bodily injury and a sentence-enhancing allegation of using a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony for the May 22 attack on Raymond Carrillo.

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Jorge Hernandez imposed the maximum allowable sentence.

According to the prosecution, Smit...

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