9-year-old survives machete attack

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(WLWT) The mother of a 9-year-old attacked Friday night in Covington, Kentucky says her son was whacked with a machete, leaving him with a three-inch gash in his shoulder.

Esteban Portugues, 35, is charged with second-degree assault.

He’s facing the possibility of five to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Alicia Haywood said her son is recovering at home now. She wants Portugues to face a charge of attempted murder.

“You come to a fight with a machete you ain’t trying to hurt somebody, you’re trying to kill them,” Haywood said.

It’s not clear what, if anything, provoked the attack.

“If my baby would have turned 2 inches, it would have took his neck off,” Haywood said.

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