No contest plea in Kauai machete attack over fish dispute

No contest plea in Kauai machete attack over fish dispute
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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A Kauai man says he was under the influence of a powerful hallucinogenic when he used a machete to damage the home of his former boss.

The Garden Island reports Forrest Broyles pleaded no contest last week to burglary, criminal property damage and terroristic threatening. The newspaper reports a fish dispute led to Broyles taking a machete to his former boss’ home, where he smashed a television, windows, chairs, a microwave and other items.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped an attempted murder charge.

A police report says he told officers he was on a hallucinogenic brew from the Amazon. He told police he broke into his former boss’ house to get his share of fish they caught together.

Prosecutors are requesting a seven-year prison sentence.

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