Throat-slashing suspect pleads not guilty

BOISE -- A Boise man accused of using a razor to cut a stranger's throat in August pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

Anthony Reed Schmidt, 28, is charged with aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon in commission of a crime.

Schmidt was arrested two weeks after the attack, which happened Aug. 27 at a home near Locust Grove and Franklin roads in Meridian.

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According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, the victim answered his door to find Schmidt standing on his doorstep. The victim said the other man pulled out a razor and slashed him across the neck before getting away in a car.

The victim told investigators he had never seen his attacker before.

The sheriff's office said Schmidt had targeted the man after talking to another person they both knew. It's not clear what prompted the attack.

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Schmidt had been out of prison for just two weeks before the assault happened. He was arrested Sept. 11 after investigators connected him to the case.

If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison. A trial is set to begin April 18.


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