- Associated Press - Saturday, March 4, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota woman accused of beating a man with a coffee mug has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

Vanessa Taylor pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. In exchange for the plea, the government has agreed to drop of a charge of assault with intent to commit murder.

Authorities say the incident happened in March on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Taylor faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled June 1 in Bismarck.


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