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Man who punched out Fargo grandpa who chided him for cussing gets one-year sentence

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FARGO – A man who punched two strangers last September, one of them a grandfather dining at the Ground Round restaurant with his 2-year-old grandson, was sentenced Monday to a year in prison.

Calling the case “troubling,” prosecutors sought a three-year prison term for Brenden Marjama, 29, a day laborer from California, in exchange for his guilty pleas on two counts of aggravated assault, both Class C felonies, a longer sentence than recommended by probation officers.

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