Attempted murder charge dropped for attacker

Last updated 10:56 17/12/2012

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A man who attacked a woman with a rock in her own home has had an attempted murder charge dropped.

Appearing in the High Court at Napier this morning, Iziah Abbott, 18, did admit to injuring the woman with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He also pleaded guilty to committing an aggravated burglary on May 13 at Whakatu, in Hawke's Bay.

Abbott invaded the 29-year-old woman's home, where she lived alone, and attacked her. The woman, who suffered facial injuries, did not know her attacker.

Abbott was convicted and remanded in custody till sentencing in February.

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