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2008-07-29 03:01:19

By Mark Stodghill, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 29--The defense attorney for a Duluth physician accused of sexually assaulting a female patient presented the court with 29 exhibits of newspaper stories and five exhibits of TV coverage of Dr. Javier De La Garza in arguing that his client can't get a fair trial in Douglas County because of the pretrial news coverage. De La Garza, 52, a gastroenterologist with St. Luke's hospital, is charged with third-degree sexual assault, a felony. He...

2008-07-23 12:01:22

By Mark Stodghill, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 23--In a setback for the prosecution, the testimony of five women who allege that a Duluth physician touched them inappropriately will not be allowed as evidence when he stands trial on a charge of sexually assaulting another female patient, a judge has ruled. Dr. Javier De La Garza, 52, a gastroenterologist with St. Luke's hospital, is charged with third-degree sexual assault, a felony. He is accused of having sexual intercourse with a...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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