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Duluth man gets prison term for domestic assault in Kandiyohi County

Jared Busse

WILLMAR - A man convicted of a brutal domestic assault was sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court Friday to 14½ years in prison.

Jared Busse, 45, of Duluth, also must pay $27,000 in restitution and fines.

Busse entered a Norgaard plea last month, essentially pleading guilty although he told the court he had no recollection of what happened. As part of a plea agreement, additional charges of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and domestic assault were dismissed.

Busse was accused of assaulting a woman at her apartment in Willmar on Jan. 7. Willmar Police arrived to find significant quantities of blood in the apartment, a knife stuck into the floor and a box cutter in the bathtub. The victim sustained facial and rib fractures, a punctured lung and whip and burn marks to her back. Her injuries were consistent with blunt force trauma, according to the criminal complaint.