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John Wesley Defatte Sr.

Appeals Court upholds Lake George man's conviction

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Lake George man accused in the brutal domestic assault of his estranged wife in June 2009.

A Hubbard County District Court jury found John Wesley Defatte Sr., 71, guilty of the domestic assault in December 2010, following a four-day trial.

He was sentenced to 48 months in prison for breaking into the victim's home in violation of a protection order.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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