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Published January 24, 2012, 04:59 PM

Grafton Man Who Assaulted Wife With Hammer Out of Jail After Plea Agreement

GRAFTON, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A Grafton man won't serve any additional jail time after he reached a plea agreement with prosecutors and admitted to striking his wife with a hammer in the head multiple times.

By: Rick Abbott, WDAZ

GRAFTON, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A Grafton man won't serve any additional jail time after he reached a plea agreement with prosecutors and admitted to striking his wife with a hammer in the head multiple times.

As part of the agreement, Frank Aasand had two years and 104 days of his three-year sentence suspended and got credit for time served in jail since the assault. Aasand, 61, has since been released, according to Walsh County States Attorney Barbara Whelan.

The assault occurred in May 2011.

Aasand cannot contact his wife and agreed to move out of Grafton, Whelan said. He's on supervised probation for five years along with other restrictions.

Aasand struck his wife Victoria repeatedly with a metal hammer on May 6, 2011, as she was sleeping. Aasand then called 911, but continued the assault, yelling obscenities throughout. Victoria told authorities that Aasand hit her about 10 times.

She sustained severe injuries and required emergency surgery. She was later released from Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Aggravated assault is a Class C felony and carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.

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