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Man sentenced for cutting mother's throat
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A man who cut his mother’s throat and then tried to claim she attacked him first will serve a month in jail.The man, Wesley Lex Leverett, 24, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the charge of domestic assault. He was directed to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must go for a mental health exam and alcohol and drug assessment. His sentence must be served in addition to an unrelated circuit case.Police say they responded to a call at Oaks Apartments on Oriole Drive and found a woman with a minor cut on her throat.“Wesley Leverett was sitting in the hallway floor and had a severe laceration to his top left forearm that was bleeding profusely,” said McMinnville police officer Brian Holt.