PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Pittsfield man who used a box cutter to slash a stranger's face without provocation outside a city convenience store has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.
Jeremy Gomes was sentenced Monday for leaning into a car window last September and slashing the face of Zachary Sevigny. The cut required 30 stitches.
According to testimony, the 26-year-old Gomes had just had an argument with the store clerk.
Gomes was convicted of mayhem, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and breaking and entering into a vehicle.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that Sevigny told the court that his facial scar running from his right ear along his jaw line and onto his face draws "uncomfortable stares" from strangers.
Gomes' attorney called it a case of mistaken identity.
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