Hit Man Gets Prison for Machete Attack

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A convicted hit man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for using a machete to chop off an Orange County man's fingers and fracture his nose.

A district attorney spokeswoman says 26-year-old Antonio Cinco Ortega was sentenced Friday after a jury convicted him of attempted murder and other charges in November.

Ortega was hired by his co-defendants Michael Calvin Shores and Mary Katheryn Sharpski to kill her husband Frank Sharpski.

The mother of three children had an affair with Shores, and agreed to hire Ortega - a close friend of Shores and a butcher at a grocery store.

Ortega attacked Frank Sharpski in an alley near his home with a machete. The victim was found bleeding severely and semi-conscious by Fountain Valley police and narrowly survived.


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