Slasher says he changed his mind

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

A Hamilton man has admitted to slashing the throat of a sex trade worker two years ago in pleading guilty to aggravated assault.

27 year old Matthew Johnson was originally charged with attempted murder in the attack that happened at about 3 o’clock in the morning on July 4, 2012.

In the agreed statement of facts, Johnson says he changed his mind about buying her services and a verbal argument escalated.

Court was told the woman had a large gash to her neck from a knife wound straight across her throat that medics described as “a partial decapitation.”

Johnson will be sentenced September 5.

(Hamilton Spectator)

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