Wilton man charged with attempted murder after machete attack

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WILTON, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York State Police (NYSP) arrested John Martino, 34, of Wilton, after they say he broke into someone’s home and attacked them with a machete. Martino is now facing several felonies including attempted murder.

Troopers say Tuesday morning around 4:30 a.m. broke into a home in Wilton and attacked the victim with a machete causing serious injuries. He is also accused of threatening two others in the home with the machete.

The victim was treated at the scene and taken to Albany Med. They have since been released from the hospital.

Charges:

  • Attempted Murder 2nd degree (felony)
  • Assault 1st degree (felony)
  • Burglary 1st degree (felony)
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree (felony)
  •  two counts of Menacing 2nd degree (misdemeanor)

Martino was arraigned in the town of Wilton Court and remanded to Saratoga County Jail without bail.

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