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Man convicted of beating wife arrested in California

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A former Lake George man convicted of the vicious beating of his wife in 2010 is in a California jail on charges of beating his new wife.

Authorities from Yreka, Calif., called Hubbard County Attorney Don Dearstyne Monday to inquire about John Defatte’s priors.

Defatte, 72, was convicted by a Hubbard County jury in 2011 of domestic assault charges.

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

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