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"A security nightmare" is how authorities are reacting to a judge's ruling last week to bring back a convicted murder and a man convicted of numerous assaults to testify at the trial of a Lake George man charged in a domestic assault case.


On Nov. 15, Judge Robert Tiffany granted a defense motion in the case against John Wesley Defatte Sr., 70, who is charged in the near-killing of his former wife during a domestic dispute in June 2009.

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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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