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Man sentenced for stabbing charge

WILLMAR -- The 29-year-old Willmar man alleged to have stabbed a man this July in Willmar was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison, which was stayed for one year.

WILLMAR - The 29-year-old Willmar man alleged to have stabbed a man this July in Willmar was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison, which was stayed for one year.
Marvin Roberto Paz was convicted of third-degree assault and placed on five years of probation.
Conditions of his probation included having no contact with the victim, not possessing firearms or weapons, not possessing alcohol or drugs, paying a $1,000 fine and paying full restitution to the victim, estimated at $6,500. Paz was also ordered to serve 81 days in jail and was granted credit for time served for all 81 days.
Paz originally faced a charge of second-degree assault, which was reduced to third-degree assault as part of a plea agreement.
According to the criminal complaint, the stabbing occurred July 5 in the 400 block of Becker Avenue Southwest.
Willmar police officers arrived to find a man on the sidewalk, covered in blood. The man was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital, where an officer interviewed him.
The man allegedly told an officer that Paz had come into his bedroom and cut him on his arm and leg. The officer saw a cut on the manโ€™s left arm that was about 4 inches long and another wound on his left hip.

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