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Five years probation for man who pushed woman down stairs

WILLISTON -- A Williston man will spend five years on supervised probation for seriously injuring a woman by pushing her down a flight of stairs during an argument last summer.

WILLISTON - A Williston man will spend five years on supervised probation for seriously injuring a woman by pushing her down a flight of stairs during an argument last summer.

Joby Zimmerman, 37, who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, a Class B felony, last month, was sentenced Friday in Williston by District Judge David Nelson.

As part of a plea deal, Nelson got a suspended a five-year prison term, with the conditions that Zimmerman make restitution, enroll in anger management and undergo a chemical dependency evaluation while on probation.

Prosecutor Sandy Jones said the victim, Mattie Mouravskiy, and her family kept in touch with the Williams County State’s Attorney’s Office while the deal was being hammered out and were satisfied.

Mouravskiy underwent surgery for brain injuries and was on life support for a time after the incident. Initially, doctors feared the worst, her father said at the time, but she has since made a gradual recovery.

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