Phoenix man pleads guilty in meat cleaver attack

A man accused of seriously wounding two people with a meat cleaver over his firing from a job in Phoenix has pleaded guilty in the case.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 28-year-old Qui Tu Truong pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempting to commit first-degree murder and aggravated assault.

He's scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 9.

Police say Truong was irate over being fired from a Phoenix market in May 2011. They say he went to a condominium and attacked two fellow workers -- a 21-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman.

Authorities say Truong blamed the woman for his firing and attacked her first with the meat cleaver before wounding the woman's nephew.

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Truong fled the condo after the attack, but was later arrested and police say they found blood on his shoes.