BOISE -- A Weiser man convicted of second-degree murder 17 years ago is headed back to prison for his role in an assault last summer.

Thirty-nine-year-old Donald Leonard Houser was sentenced in federal court Thursday to two years in federal prison. He was convicted in February of aggravated assault for using a knife in an altercation with a family member.

His most recent case came under federal jurisdiction because he was convicted in 1995 of second-degree murder for shooting his former girlfriend Angela LeSarte in northern Idaho. LeSarte was the daughter of former Coeur d'Alene Tribal Chairman Bernard LeSarte.

Houser was released from prison on the murder conviction in 2008 and shortly after moved to Washington County.

Houser was also convicted and sentenced in state court for the 2011 assault.

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