Man accused of attacking Apex teen with machete waives arraignment

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Arraignment was waived for Neel Mehta, charged with attempted murder on accusations of attacking an Apex teenager with a machete. (WTVD)

Arraignment was waived for Neel Mehta, the man charged with attempted murder on accusations of attacking an Apex teenager with a machete.

Mehta, 20, was not in Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway's courtroom at the Wake County Justice Center Monday.

Prosecutor Melanie Shekita was granted a request to obtain Mehta's medical records.

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Mehta is accused of attacking Priyanka Kumari with a machete as she walked home from the school bus in January.

Priyanka Kumari was severely slashed in the machete attack.



Kumari, 18, suffered 46 cuts on her head alone.

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Her father, Pankaj Kumar, said Mehta was stalking his daughter, who graduated from Holly Springs High School in June.

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Mehta's next court date has not been set but Shekita told ABC11 she believes it won't be until the fall.

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