Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Minnesota man has been sentenced to federal prison for a violent attack that occurred at one of the state’s casinos. 

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That’s according to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Minnesota Tuesday. The attack happened last Spring. 

Federal Court documents accuse 55-year-old Shawn Rene Lussier of Red Lake of repeatedly punching and kicking a person in a hotel room that resulted in a one-inch laceration to the victim’s scalp that required stitches, a bloody lip and other body bruises. 

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The April 9, 2023 attack left blood stains and caused $450 in damages to the hotel room at Seven Clans Casino on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, the news release says. 


Court records indicate Lussier has multiple prior Criminal Domestic Violence convictions involving several different victims. The previous assaults occurred between May of 2017 and December of 2021. 

U.S. Attorney's Office Minnesota news release
U.S. Attorney's Office Minnesota news release

Lussier was sentenced Tuesday to three years and 10 months in prison after being convicted of one count of Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender

The prison time will be followed by three years of supervised release.

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