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Man convicted of assault on sister

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A 33-year-old man that was staying with relatives in Madera in September has been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz said Thursday.

Santiago Lopez, Jr. was also convicted Wednesday on a special allegation for personally using a deadly weapon and a separate misdemeanor Santiago Lopez, Jr. for battery, Keitz said.

Lopez became enraged when his sister requested that he help cover bills while staying with her and her husband. When her husband came to her aide, Lopez punched him in the face four times, then chased him into a bedroom with a 5-inch kitchen knife.

The sister ran after them and was cut with the knife when she attempted to push Lopez away. Lopez left the house and was confronted by Madera police officers...


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