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Charges: Man brutally beat wife as she wasn't home when he got out of prison

The 45-year-old had just been released from prison that same morning.
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A Duluth man is facing another stint in prison after allegedly inflicting a savage beating of his wife just hours after being released.

Daniel Kriesel, 45, is facing up to 20 years in prison after being charged with 1st-Degree Assault for an attack on the evening of Monday, July 15.

The incident was called in by a man who was walking past their address at 519 North 22nd Avenue West around 6:30 p.m. when he heard screaming.

When police arrived, a woman in her early 30s stumbled out of the property covered in blood and in "extreme physical distress."

Kriesel came out moments later and was ordered to the ground by the officer at the scene.

When questioned by police, the victim said Kriesel had just been released from prison that morning and "was upset when he got home that she was not there."

She said he had punched her in the face multiple times, dragged her around the house by her hair, struck her with a lamp, a vase, and stabbed her with some kind of woodworking tool.

Her injuries included two deep facial lacerations, a partially amputated left ear, puncture wounds to her hands and left thigh, both of her eyes swollen shut, a cut on her shin, and multiple other scratches and cuts.

The Duluth News Tribune reports that Kriesel had spent much of the past decade in prison for shooting another man in the East Hillside area in 2008.

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Domestic violence in Minnesota

The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women reports that in 79 percent of fatal domestic violence cases where the woman was the victim in 2017, the killer was an intimate partner.

In a third of cases, the victim was either separated or trying to leave the partner who killed them.

More than 65,000 adults in Minnesota use domestic violence service programs every year, though fewer than 50 percent of those suffering from domestic violence ever reach out for help.

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