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Houma man admits to trying to kill ex-girlfriend; gets 25 years

Posted at 4:23 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 17:23:44-04

A Houma man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2015 attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Harold Verdin
Courtesy SMPSO

Harold Verdin, 43, pleaded guilty in January to one count attempted second-degree murder, said 16th JDC Assistant District Attorney Anthony J. Saleme, Jr.

Verdin admitted to attacking his former girlfriend in November 2015. He stabbed her several times before she knocked the knife out of her attacker’s hand; he then fled the scene. Detectives found a folding knife with a four-inch blade in the parking lot of the business where she was attacked, and she identified Verdin as her attacker, Saleme said.

About two weeks after the attack, Verdin was arrested by the Franklin Police Department. During the two weeks that Verdin was a fugitive, he admitted to having stabbed the victim to several individuals, Saleme said.