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Published February 07, 2011, 03:30 PM

Man Accused of Assaulting Former UND Student Body President Pleads Guilty

A man authorities say hit former UND student body president Adam Baker, eventually resulting in his death, has pleaded guilty to first degree assault.

A man authorities say hit former UND student body president Adam Baker, eventually resulting in his death, has pleaded guilty to first degree assault.

23-year-old Alexander Tuomisto of Saint Michael, MN, is also charged with murder in the second degree.

Court administration says that charge will likely be dropped, even though it has not been yet.

Tuomisto was arrested after 31-year-old Adam Baker suffered a head wound from an assault at a Saint Michael bar. Baker later died from those injuries.

A criminal complaint says that Tuomisto punched Baker once in the face, and when Baker fell to the ground, he injured his head.

The complaint says police found Baker lying in the street in a pool of blood outside of the bar.

The complaint says after the police officer put Tuomisto in the squad car the next day, Tuomisto asked, "You probably can't tell me this but when can I tell my story?" The deputy told him an investigator would speak to him at the jail. Tuomisto continued, "...one punch, I don't know how this happened."

Tuomisto will be sentenced April 15th.

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