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Man who used meat cleaver to injure two to spend 13 years in prison

Posted on 10/30/2018
Jama Abdi Isse MugshotGREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) - A Greeley man convicted of using a meat cleaver to injure two people last year will spend more than a decade behind bars.

Friday afternoon, Weld District Judge Timothy Kerns sentenced 33-year-old Jama Abdi Isse to 13 years in prison for the 2017 stabbing.

According to court documents, officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of 11th street on June 10, 2017 at 1:15 a.m. for a possible stabbing.

When officers arrived, they found a male and female victim bleeding from lacerations. The victims told police they were loading up their vehicle for a fishing trip when they saw Isse and another man huffing computer duster. The men approached the victims and became aggressive.

During the altercation, Isse used a meat cleaver to slice through the male victim’s ear, neck and side of his torso.

Meanwhile, the other defendant, Abdi Jibril, started punching the female victim. She was able to get away and attempted to disarm Isse when she was also cut by the meat cleaver.

Isse was charged with:

COUNT ONE: ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE (F4)
COUNT TWO: ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE (F4) 
COUNT THREE: ABUSING TOXIC VAPORS (DM2)


A jury convicted Isse of all three charges in August.

Deputy District Attorneys Travis Winter and Ethan Doak prosecuted this case.