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NE Iowa man accused of beating a woman will not stand trial due to his own beating

Authorities dismissed the charge because they say he is 'incapacitated.'

Posted: Aug. 14, 2018 3:36 PM
Updated: Aug. 15, 2018 7:22 AM

DECORAH, Iowa – A domestic abuse charge against a Winneshiek County man is dismissed after authorities say a brutal beating left him incapacitated.

David Michael Hansen, 46 of Decorah, was arrested on June 12 and accused of attacking his girlfriend. Investigators say the woman was left with red marks on her neck and bruises on her back, arms, and legs.

A charge of domestic abuse assault against Hansen has been dismissed because law enforcement says he was attacked later in the day on June 12 by Jacob Seelinger, 17, and Dalton Adam, 18, and left with life–threatening injuries that will make it impossible for him to stand trial.

His attorney filed a motion on Monday that the charge against Hansen be removed from his record in the interest of justice.

Seelinger and Adam have been charged with attempt to commit murder and willful injury causing serious injury. Seelinger’s trial is set to start on December 12. Adam has requested his trial be moved out of Winneshiek County and no trial date has been set.

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