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Classified as habitual offender Convicted of hitting Moorhead teacher with tire iron in 1990

Fargo man who beat 83-year-old woman bloody with dumbbell gets 8-year prison term

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FARGO - Dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, Joel Donald Johansen turned around in a Cass County courtroom Wednesday and faced the 83-year-old woman he beat bloody with a dumbbell on Jan. 2.

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"I'm so sorry for putting you through the pain that you've gone through," he said, his shackled hands outstretched and voice cracking as he verged on crying. "I just hope you can forgive me."

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