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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Man pleads guilty to assaulting infant


April 19, 2019


A remorseful Cloquet man pleaded guilty to shaking, squeezing and dropping his infant daughter, telling the court Monday that he "snapped" in a moment of mental weakness and hates himself for it.

Orion Harrison Sinclair Verbist, 25, pleaded guilty in Sixth District Carlton County Court to felony assault in the first degree, causing great bodily harm, without any kind of plea deal from the prosecution.

Verbist had previously pleaded not guilty to the charge in early March, and his attorneys had challenged the admissibility of the court using his statement to police.

His lead attorney, publ...

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