Pulaski Co. man charged with trying to kill parents sentenced

A Pulaski County man, charged with trying to kill his parents, learned how long he will spend behind bars.

Anthony Merrick was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday.

Merrick was initially charged with attempted murder but pleaded guilty to two of Wanton Endangerment in exchange for a lesser sentence.

Prosecutors claimed Merrick was drinking and got mad at his parents, sparking the violence at a Somerset home in august of 2013. The couple escaped but police say Merrick then followed them outside where something caused him to collapse. Merrick says he hit his head and later woke up in a pool of blood.

Prosecutors say it was a miracle no one was killed in the incident.

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