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Forum News Service, Published October 28 2013

Dickinson man sentenced for assault on then-girlfriend

DICKINSON, N.D. - A Dickinson man was sentenced Monday to five years in prison, with another 10 suspended, for the June 2012 assault on his then-girlfriend.

Matthew Foxworthy, 24, will get credit for the year-and-a-half he has served at the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to the two separate aggravated assault charges, the second being for assaulting a man that tried to defend victim Brenna Fahey.

She and her mother both testified in favor of a tough sentence.

Karen Fahey testified on the extent of emotional damage to the entire family. She said she was devastated to hear what happened to her daughter when she got the 3:30 a.m. phone call, and that it has traumatized their entire family.

“It’s like having your heart bruised over and over again,” she said.