Man faces 20 years, $30,000 fine for assisted living stabbing

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A man has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault, a felony, for stabbing a man in the chest at an assisted living community in Crookston, MN. The crime carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

Brian Christopher Mitre, 52, has not entered pleas for the other charges he faces, attempt to commit first-degree murder and second-degree assault, according to the Grand Forks Herald.

The incident allegedly occurred June 26 at Oak Court Assisted Living. According to the media report, Gary Anderson, 68, told police that Mitre stabbed him in the chest with a steak knife following a card game. “Footage from video cameras showed Mitre lunging at Anderson twice and then Mitre running out the back door of the building,” the article states.

Police arrested Mitre while he sat in a gazebo on the grounds of the community.

Mitre, who pleaded guilty to first-degree assault Jan. 21, is scheduled to be sentenced for the charge on March 17. No court date related to the other charges has been set.

McKnight's Senior Living sought a comment from Oak Court and was referred to RiverView Health. RiverView Health's director of marketing and community relations did not respond to a message left on her voice mail.

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