Man arrested in deadly Nutbush machete attack

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Ledis Sanchez

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man wanted in a deadly machete attack in Nutbush has been arrested.

Ledis Sanchez was booked into the Shelby County Jail on Monday, several hours after police say he stabbed his wife and killed her 18-year-old daughter Sierra Howard on Vernon Avenue near Salem Street.

Police say he used a machete in the attack.

Sanchez’ wife was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Her daughter was pronounced dead at the scene.

A warrant for Sanchez was issued on first degree murder and attempted murder charges.

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