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Cass Lake man gets nine years in infatuation beating

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WALKER - A 25-year-old Cass Lake man was ordered Monday to serve nine years in prison for trying to kill the husband of a woman he was infatuated with.

John Ernest Lutgen received consecutive sentences on the charges - 90 months for third-degree attempted murder and 18 months for first-degree burglary - stemming from events last Dec. 23.

District Judge John P. Smith sentenced Lutgen during a court hearing in Walker. Lutgen pleaded guilty to both counts June 11.

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