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Lynchburg man pleads guilty to Star Quality Auto Shop stabbing

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - A Lynchburg man accused of stabbing an employee at Star Quality Auto Shop pleaded guilty on Tuesday morning.

Shawn Hamlette entered a guilty plea on a malicious wounding charge.

In exchange for his plea, Hamlette's attempted robbery and attempted malicious wounding charges were dropped.

Police say Hamlette stabbed 23-year-old Christopher Heater in November.

The employee confronted him as he tried to break into cars on Memorial Avenue.

Hamlette also tried to rob and stab a second person before he was arrested.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 20 at 9 a.m.