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Man Gets 16½ Years for Stabbing Fridley Lawyer

Sheikh Nyane, 36, pleaded guilty in November to first-degree attempted murder.

Sheikh Nyane / Credit: Anoka County jail
Sheikh Nyane / Credit: Anoka County jail

A St. Paul man who repeatedly stabbed his ex-wife’s lawyer in her Fridley office was sentenced Friday to 16 years and eight months in prison, the Star Tribune reported.

Sheikh Nyane, 36, pleaded guilty in November to first-degree attempted murder. The charge arose from Nyane’s stabbing of Fridley attorney Terri Melcher on June 11, 2010. In the courtroom, Nyane told Melcher that his actions that day were “evil.”

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