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Spokane man sentenced to five years for beating, stabbing girlfriend


A federal judge sentenced a Spokane man to five years in prison for hitting and stabbing his girlfriend multiple times in 2018.

Tommie Joe Flett, 47, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty on July 18 to Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender in Indian Country, the office of the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Washington said in a press release.

The sentence imposed by District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. also specifies that Flett will be under court supervision for three years after he is released from f...

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