Man Gets 7 Years For Hacking Neighbor With Sword For Blocking His Driveway

The 40-year-old victim tried to defend himself from Jared Razzano with a contractor's level, but received deep cuts to his head and arm, a shattered elbow and two nearly severed fingers.

By Jill Sederstrom

A New Jersey man was sentenced to seven years behind bars for hacking his neighbor with a sword after the man had blocked his driveway.

Jared Razzano, 36, was sentenced Friday for aggravated assault after the vicious attack left his 40-year-old neighbor with cuts to his hands and arm, according to the Bridgewater Courier News.

Manville Police were called to Razzano’s home around 10:30 p.m. on the night of June 13, 2018. When they arrived, they found the 40-year-old victim with deep cuts to head and arm, a shattered elbow and two fingers that had been nearly severed, according to a released obtained by NJ.com.

Investigators later discovered the dispute began when Razzano arrived home and found that his driveway had been partially blocked by another car.

He went to his neighbor’s home and demanded that the car be moved. The neighbor complied, but Razzano then called the neighbor over to his driveway and began to hack him with a sword, according to The New York Daily News.

The victim tried to block the sword with a contractor’s level he had been planning to return to a friend, but was still left with significant injuries.

Jared Razzano

The man was taken to an area trauma center where he required multiple surgeries.

In addition to the seven-year sentence for aggravated assault, Razzano also received an 18-month sentence that will be served concurrently for a weapons charge.

According to the prosecutor’s office, he will be required to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he’ll be eligible for parole.

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