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Maryland woman gets 5 years for bridal veil attack


HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland woman is going to prison for breaking into her neighbor's house wearing nothing but a bridal skirt and veil.

A judge sentenced 33-year-old Melissa Wagaman on Thursday to five years. A jury had convicted her of second-degree assault, fourth-degree burglary and reckless endangerment for the February attack that injured Aaron Parrott.

Wagaman testified at trial that a combination of cold medicine and marijuana apparently made her hallucinate that she was getting married and that her mother was locked in her neighbor's basement.

Wagaman broke a dining room window with her head, causing shattered glass to cut an artery in her neighbor's arm.

Wagaman apologized to the Parrotts during Thursday's hearing.

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