24-year-old Nels Clarence Bonde of Dassel pleaded guilty Monday to a first-degree assault charge for stabbing and choking a woman during a May 4th incident at a rural Litchfield residence.
The West Central Tribune reports Bonde will be sentenced October 18th in Meeker County District Court.
The charge, along with a second-degree attempted murder count and a second-degree charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, were filed after Meeker County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a rural Litchfield home on a report that a 25-year-old woman had been stabbed by Bonde in a dispute over missing money.
The woman was stabbed in the neck, chest and abdomen, but was able to get the knife away from Bonde. According to the complaint, in addition to stabbing the woman, Bonde also punched and kicked her and choked her to the point where she almost passed out. The complaint notes that Bonde suddenly stopped attacking the woman and gave the woman her cell phone so that she could call 911.
The woman was taken to a hospital to be treated for numerous stab wounds, extreme swelling of the throat area, a broken nose and other injuries.