Eye 3 Yellow 3d 2 new logo Philly_KYW_new Philly_94WIP_new CBS Sports Radio 610 Philly_WPHT_new

Latest News

Closings Arguments Scheduled In Machete Attack Near Pennsylvania High School

View Comments
(File photo.  Credit: Thinkstock)

(File photo. Credit: Thinkstock)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Check Out

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in the aggravated assault trial of a man accused of having tried to cut off a teenager’s hand with a machete outside a Pennsylvania high school last year.

Twenty-one-year-old Juan Boron took the stand on Tuesday in Luzerne County to deny that he was involved in the February 2012 fight outside GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre.

Prosecutors allege that Borbon swung a machete at the 15-year-old victim, nearly cutting off the 10th grade student’s hand during a melee between two groups of young people.

Borbon said through an interpreter that he was getting sandwiches at a nearby store for himself and his pregnant girlfriend at the time.

Authorities said the brawl stemmed from tensions between black students and Dominican students at the school.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments