New information on machete attack on Spokane's South Hill
SPOKANE, Wash. - The man who wounded another man in a machete attack in Spokane has been acquitted by reason of insanity. Douglas Harmon randomly walked up to the victim and started attacking him.
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Machete used in attack
18-year-old, Eddie Ramsey, also suffered a broken wrist in Wednesday's attack.
In an interview with Ramsey he described the unprovoked attack.
He says he was walking a friend to where she was staying and when they got there they were on the sidewalk out front.
49-year-old Douglas Harmon, walked toward them with a machete in his hand. Ramsey says the man started asking some "off-the-wall questions," including why they weren't being so nice.
Ramsey says Harmon told him he thought he was the mean one and started attacking him with the
Ramsey says his ear was almost cut off in the attack
machete. "He hit me twice in the head with the blade... I jumped up, he got me right in the ear, he almost cut my ear off," says Ramsey.
Ramsey says Harmon continued the attack hitting him in the wrist, breaking it.
"I remember getting behind him and kicking him down," says Ramsey, "then I started getting away."
Ramsey says the man started following him before he changed his mind.
Ramsey says he lost a lot of blood in the attack.
"It was raining, I was totally warm, hot from the blood that was covering me," says Ramsey.
"I think that he should be put away for life... If this guy gets out he's gonna do it again," says Ramsey, "what makes you think he wouldn't do it to a 5-year-old kid."
Harmon was arrested for 1st Degree Assault and was transported to a mental institution.
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