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Quale pleads to attempted first-degree murder


MONTEVIDEO -- Curtis David Quale, 69, of Granite Falls, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder, domestic abuse with a past pattern of domestic abuse. He entered his plea Wednesday in district court in Montevideo.

He admitted to stabbing his 47-year-old girlfriend in a drunken fit of rage in their home in Granite Falls on July 16, and leaving her to bleed on the hallway floor overnight before calling for help.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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