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National Briefing / New York

State senator indicted in assault

March 24, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A freshman state senator sworn into office despite allegations that he slashed his girlfriend's face with broken glass in a jealous rage has been indicted on domestic assault charges, prosecutors said.

A grand jury in Queens indicted Hiram Monserrate, 41, on three counts of second-degree felony assault and three counts of third-degree misdemeanor assault. He faces seven years in prison if convicted on the most serious charges.

He denied guilt.

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