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Cheektowaga man charged with attacking ex-girlfriend with sledgehammer

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Posted at 1:37 PM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 13:37:11-05

A Cheektowaga man who allegedly assaulted three people in a span of about twenty minutes pleaded not guilty to attempted murder in court Wednesday morning.

Mark Dublino, 53, was indicted on ten counts, including two counts of attempted murder, four counts of first degree burglary, one count of aggravated criminal contempt, two counts of second degree assault and one count of second degree burglary. Dublino requested 45 days for pre-trial.

According to District Attorney John Flynn, Dublino is accused of robbing the home of his former girlfriend in Amherst.

Officials say two days later he allegedly entered the home again, violating an order of protection, armed with a sledgehammer. The DA says he attacked the woman and her friend, hitting both people multiple times in the head with the sledgehammer.

About twenty minutes later Dublino allegedly went to the woman's parents' house and assaulted her elderly father with a shovel.

All of the victims are in the process of recovering.

Dublino was remanded without bail and was granted an order of protection - Dublino is required to avoid all contact with the victims.

If convicted of all the charges, Dublino faces a maximum sentence of 75 years in prison.

The DA says this is a classic case of domestic violence. He says his office will prosecute vigorously and strongly.