Jury Convicts Rochester Man For Machete Attacks
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man has been found guilty of attacking several women with a machete.
An Olmsted County Jury returned the guilty verdict yesterday in the trial of 25-year-old Omar Maani. He was convicted of three counts of second-degree assault and will be sentenced in November.
Maani was accused of chasing and attacking the women with a machete-style knife in July of last year. The criminal complaint says the attack occurred after he fell asleep during a gathering at his apartment and woke up in the middle of the night and became upset because he could not find his vape pen.
One of the victims suffered a long deep gash in her leg and another suffered a slice wound on her arm that required emergency surgery. It was noted in the criminal complaint, that even after the surgery, the woman was unable to lift her arm. The third victim had a long and shallow laceration on her back.
According to the court document, Maani fled from the scene at the Cascade the Greek Apartments before police arrived. He was later located and arrested at a residence in Northeast Rochester.