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Man gets prison in Phoenix meat cleaver attack

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PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix man accused of seriously wounding two people with a meat cleaver has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 28-year-old Qui Tu Truong received a 21-year prison sentence for attempted first-degree murder and a consecutive 15-year term for aggravated assault.

He pleaded guilty to both charges last month.

Police say Truong was irate over being fired from a Phoenix market in May 2011. They say he went to a condominium and attacked two fellow workers - a 19-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman.

Authorities say Truong blamed the woman for his firing and attacked her first with the meat cleaver before wounding the woman's surrogate nephew.

Truong fled the condo after the attack, but was later arrested. Authorities say both victims still are recovering.

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