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John Wesley Defatte Sr.

Domestic abuse case set for Aug. 16 pretrial hearing

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The case of a Lake George man accused of nearly killing his estranged wife during a domestic dispute one year ago is set for a pretrial conference Aug. 16.

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John Wesley Defatte Sr., 70, is free on bail and was allowed to leave the state to visit an ailing son in California. Judge Paul Rasmussen ordered Defatte to sign a waiver of extradition, which means if he does not return for trial, California can send him back to Minnesota without jumping through the legal hoops required.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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