Reno man sentenced to 40 years for attempted murder with machete

Celestin Glenn Tappin (Courtesy: Washoe County Sheriff's Office)

A Reno man convicted of attempted murder involving the use of a machete has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, according to prosecutors.

The Washoe County District Attorney's Office says 46-year-old Celestin Glenn Tappin, of Reno, was sentenced Wednesday after a jury found him guilty in April of having used a machete to hack his male roommate multiple times on Dec. 22, 2016. As a result of the attack, the victim sustained deep wounds to his head, face and arms that caused severe bleeding.

Tappin was found guilty last Thursday, April 28, on one count of battery with the use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, one count of mayhem with use of a deadly weapon, and one count of attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon.

The sentence ensures a minimum of 16 years must be served before parole eligibility begins.

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