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Md. Man Gets 12 Years In Machete Attack On Campers

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick man who allegedly wielded a machete during a robbery of four teenage campers is going to prison.

Nicholas Cann, 22, was sentenced Tuesday in Frederick to 12 years behind bars for his role in the attack last April at a primitive campsite along the Monocacy River near Tuscarora.

Cann pleaded guilty in November to four counts of attempted armed robbery. He denies putting a machete to the throat of a 15-year-old girl or telling the campers he had a handgun.

Cann is the second of three defendants to be sentenced.

Co-defendant George Carroll of Frederick is serving 18 years for his part in the attack.

Zachary Lee, 22, of Hagerstown is scheduled for trial March 22.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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