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Associated Press, Published April 10 2013

Women plead guilty to beating man with his canes

BISMARCK — Two North Dakota women accused of beating a man with his walking canes and stealing his money have pleaded guilty to assault charges.

Brittany Lafountain, of Belcourt, and Shamra Campbell, of Minot, are charged in federal court with assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Authorities say the 23-year-old Lafountain and 45-year-old Campbell assaulted the man on Aug. 2 at his residence in Belcourt. The victim was hospitalized for his injuries.

The assault charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors have agreed to drop robbery charges.

Sentencing is scheduled for Campbell on June 10 and Lafountain on June 24.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.