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Hearing filled with emotion as RF man gets six months' jail

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A River Falls man was sentenced to six months jail Thursday, June 16, for misdemeanor battery, carrying a concealed weapon and violating a domestic abuse order, but not until after an emotion-filled two-hour hearing in Pierce County Circuit Court.


William Qualls, 44, of River Falls sat in the defendant's chair after pleading guilty in April to those charges. At issue Thursday was his punishment.

The emotional rollercoaster started when the victim addressed the court.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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