NORTHWOOD — It’s a month in jail for one of two defendants who have pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman in a Worth County hotel room last December.

Late on the night of December 1st, the Worth County Sheriff’s Department says a woman from Minneapolis who was staying at the Holiday Inn near the Diamond Jo Casino near Northwood told law enforcement that a man and another female asked to stay in her room because they were too drunk to drive. The victim says the two started to destroy the room she was staying in, and when she told them to stop, the male suspect punched her in the face and started to strangle her.

40-year-old Abdirizak Mohammed of Columbia Heights and 32-year-old Kadra Bashir of Minneapolis were both arrested and charged with willful injury causing serious injury, a Class C felony.

Mohammed this week pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of assault with the intent to inflict serious injury. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for time served.

Bashir has also filed a written plea of guilty in the case and is scheduled to be sentenced on October 14th.

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