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33 Year-Old Wicomico Man Sentenced 40 Years For Attempted Murder

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SALISBURY, Md. – 33 year-old Paul Hurst, of Hebron, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday. Hurst pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder in March.

On August 4th, 2014, Hurst and Carey Edwards beat Zachary Swanson at a home the three were living-in in Hebron. Police say all three men were affiliated with the Juggalos, a cult gang.

Police say Hurst and Edwards tried to carve a tattoo off of Swanson's arm. When that didn't work they lit it on fire. Swanson survived the viscous beating but had to have his arm amputated.

On Thursday, a judge sentenced Hurst to life in prison with all but 40 years suspended. After the 40 year sentence, Hurst will have five years of probation. If he violates probation, he will go back to prison for the remainder of his sentence.

Edwards also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years last Friday.

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