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Diana Defatte's face was photographed the night of her assault in a Bemidji emergency room. The orbital bone around her left eye was broken; a doctor repaired a gash to the back of her head and she was treated for multiple contusions up and down her arms. Her neck was placed temporarily in a cervical collar to stabilize it. (Law Enforcement photo)

Jury finds Lake George man guilty of 2009 assault on ex-wife

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John Wesley Defatte turned rejection into revenge.

That was the finding of a Hubbard County District Court jury Friday as the 70-year-old Lake George man was convicted of three of five counts in connection with the June 2009 assault on his ex-wife, Diana.


The 12-member jury deliberated three hours after the four-day trial.

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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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