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Man pleads guilty to slashing rival’s neck

A man pleaded guilty today to slashing the neck of his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend earlier this year. The victim survived, but required 13 stitches to close the wound.

Ezra L. Bedeski, 35, said he was off his medications when he was confronted by the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend, whom Bedeski was yelling at on Feb. 7 outside the Wallgreens at Wellesley Avenue and Crestline Street. Bedeski rushed the man, and cut his neck before fleeing.

“I made a bad mistake,” Bedeski said. “I should have turned my back and walked away.”

Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza told Bedeski that he’s lucky that the victim did not die. As it was, prosecutors allowed Bedeski to plead guilty to the lesser crime of second-degree assault and Cozza sentenced him to nine months in jail.


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