This article was published on on August 25, 2017

An Erie man accused of stabbing another man with a meat cleaver in March faces up to 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty Friday in Erie County Court.

Nassir Al-Zamly, 45, pleaded guilty to a single second-degree felony count of aggravated assault before Judge Daniel Brabender. Al-Zamly faces a maximum of 10 years in state prison and $25,000 in fines at his sentencing Oct. 6.

Erie police said Al-Zamly stabbed another man several times on the top of his head with a meat cleaver during a fight March 30 at a residence in the 400 block of East 11th Street.

The victim was taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment of moderate injuries and later released, police said.

Al-Zamly has been in the Erie County Prison since March 31 on $25,000 bond.