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Man who assaulted UNH student found guilty

Union Leader Correspondent

April 16. 2018 7:31PM

DOVER — A Massachusetts man accused of choking his girlfriend and fracturing her nose during a fight in Durham was found guilty of assault at Strafford County Superior Court last week.

Patrick Young, of Wilmington, Mass., was put on trial for the charges in January of 2017, but a mistrial was declared when jurors failed to come to a unanimous verdict.

Young was accused of getting into an argument with his girlfriend, a University of New Hampshire student, on Nov. 1, 2014, after a day of fighting via text messages.

The woman had just learned Young was cheating on her, and the couple’s two-year relationship was coming to an end, according to prosecutors.

Photographic evidence showed the woman suffered from a fractured nose and cuts and bruises all over her body after the fight. Young also suffered from scratch marks and a bite to his nose.

Prosecutor Emily Conant said Friday that Young was found guilty of felony second degree assault for stomping on his girlfriend’s head and breaking her nose.

Young was found not guilty of strangulation.

Conant said Young will be sentenced June 11.

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