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Man ‘flipped out’ over cheating allegations, charges say


BRAINERD, Minn. — A Brainerd man charged with attempted murder for allegedly choking a woman told police he “flipped out” over allegations of cheating, according to a criminal complaint.

Steven James Machell, 24, is accused of choking the woman two times in her Brainerd apartment — once with a wooden stick to the point where she couldn’t breathe.

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