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John Wesley Defatte Sr.

Lake George man's last appeal denied

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The Minnesota Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a domestic abuser from Lake George who wants to overturn his conviction in the vicious 2009 assault of his wife.

John Wesley Defatte, 71, had his case earlier turned away by the Minnesota Court of Appeals in June.

He was convicted of the brutal assault of his estranged wife in December 2010. This was his last avenue of appeal.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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