WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- A Georgia man is facing 35 years in an Iowa prison for attempted murder and other charges in a November 2009 hammer attack at a Waterloo convenience store.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Ramon Harper was facing a second trial on a charge of being a habitual offender but he took a sentencing deal offered by prosecutors last week.
Harper's formal sentencing before a judge is pending. Harper's lawyer also is asking for a new trial.
Authorities say Harper hit Domonique Turner, then 19, several times in the head with a hammer in retaliation for taking a bag of cash that belonged to Harper. Turner later recovered.
Harper was identified on the store's surveillance footage and arrested in April 2010 in Atlanta.