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Published July 15, 2011, 04:58 PM

Red Lake woman pleads guilty to biting off ear

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to biting the ear off another woman at a New Year Day's party.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to biting the ear off another woman at a New Year Day's party.

Twenty-four-year-old Joelyn Rose Hart of Red Lake pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of maiming in federal court.

In her plea agreement, Hart admitted biting the woman's ear and nose on Jan. 1, 2009. It happened during a New Year Day's party on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

The Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald reports the maiming victim underwent five reconstructive surgeries to re-attach her ear.

Hart faces a maximum of 20 years in prison when she is sentenced.

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