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John Wesley Defatte Sr.

Domestic abuse case takes serious turn; man arrested

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John Wesley Defatte Sr. was an angry man when he left Hubbard County District Court last month on a domestic abuse matter.

His estranged wife had taken out an Order For Protection, contending she had been the victim of domestic abuse over the course of their lengthy marriage. She wanted out. She was even afraid to be in the same courtroom as her husband. Bailiff Phil Stuemke hovered over her protectively.


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