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Associated Press, Published April 28 2013

Cannonball man pleads guilty to punching woman

BISMARCK — A North Dakota man has pleaded guilty to punching a woman in the face while he was wearing gloves with hardened plastic knuckles.

Twenty-nine-year-old Burdon Lester, of Cannonball, was indicted in federal court on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities say Lester knocked the victim to the ground and then continued to kick her.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 12 in Bismarck.