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Man cuts off his wife’s noise after breaking into the home she shared with her boyfriend

By Mason White 1:00 PM December 12, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of attempted murder after cutting off the noise of his wife, prosecutors in California said.

Now, the Woodland Hills man was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison after pleading no contest to several charges related to a machete attack on his estranged wife and her male friend, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Angela Jordan said that 58-year-old Behnam Vasseghi, pleaded no contest to two counts each of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats.

He also pleaded no contest to one count each of first-degree burglary with persons present, stalking and corporal injury to a spouse.

As part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors, Vasseghi admitted to using a dangerous and deadly weapon that caused great bodily injury.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino of the Van Nuys Branch, immediately sentenced Vasseghi to 25 years in state prison.

According to the police investigation, Vasseghi broke into the Woodland Hills home of former music executive Jerry Sharell, and attacked Gigi Vasseghi and Sharell, with a machete and a knife.

Vasseghi cut Sharell’s throat with the knife and cut the tip of his estranged wife’s nose before attempting to slash his own wrists.