BISMARCK (AP) - A North Dakota man accused of attacking his girlfriend with a hammer has signed a plea agreement.
Lawrence Azure, of Belcourt, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
The incident happened on Feb. 7, 2013. Authorities say Azure repeatedly struck and kicked his girlfriend and then hit her in the head with a hammer.
The government is asking Azure to pay back the victim for her losses.
A sentencing date has not been set.