NORTHWOOD — The second of two defendants who pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman in a Worth County hotel room last December has been sentenced to jail.

Late on the night of December 1st, the Worth County Sheriff’s Department says a woman from Minneapolis who was staying at the Holiday Inn near the Diamond Jo Casino near Northwood told law enforcement that a man and another female asked to stay in her room because they were too drunk to drive. The victim says the two started to destroy the room she was staying in, and when she told them to stop, the male suspect punched her in the face and started to strangle her.

40-year-old Abdirizak Mohammed of Columbia Heights and 32-year-old Kadra Bashir of Minneapolis were both arrested and charged with willful injury causing serious injury, a Class C felony.

Bashir pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of accessory after the fact and was sentenced late last week to four days in jail with credit for time served, as well as a suspended $625 fine.

As we reported earlier this month, Mohammed pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of assault with the intent to inflict serious injury and was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for time served.