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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.


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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