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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Winnebago Man Sentenced to 80 Months for Assault

Mark James Decora, 32, of Winnebago, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  The Honorable Lyle E. Strom, Senior United States District Court Judge, sentenced Decora to the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons for 80 months.  After his release from prison, Decora will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

This is Decora’s third federal conviction.  He was convicted in 2003 of assault.  In 2005 he was convicted of resisting a federal officer.  In 2008 Decora was convicted of his second felony assault.

On March 21, 2015, Winnebago Police were called to the Senior Complex in Winnebago, Nebraska.  They observed a victim with significant facial injuries.  Decora and the victim were the only two in the apartment.  The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa, where she reported that Decora assaulted her.  She suffered significant facial fractures requiring surgery.  She also suffered bruising and lacerations to her face.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Topic: 
Violent Crimes
Updated February 5, 2016