State Sen. Hiram Monserrate was convicted of dragging his girlfriend, Karla Giraldo, through the lobby of his Queens apartment building during an argument. He was acquitted of charges he smashed her face with glass.

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State Senator Hiram Monserrate emerges from Queens Criminal Court after being found not guilty of felony assault charges in the Dec. 18, 2008 slashing of his girlfriend Karla Giraldo at his apartment in Jackson Heights. (Dec. 4, 2009)

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Karla Giraldo makes her way into Kew Gardens court surrounded by family and security for another day of hearings. Giraldo is accusing Senator Hiram Monserrate of slashing her on Dec. 19, 2008. (Sept. 30, 2009)

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Karla Giraldo waits to testify against her boyfriend, State Sen. Hiram Monserrate, in Queens Supreme Court. (Sept. 30, 2009)

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Joseph Tacopina, attorney for Sen. Hiram Monserrate, presents his closing argument in Monserrate's assault trial in Queens Supreme Court. (Oct. 13, 2009)

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Hiram Monserrate, left, and his attorney, Joseph Tacopina, walk to the court room for closing arguments in Monserrate's assault trial in Queens Supreme Court. (Oct. 13, 2009)

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Kew Gardens, N.Y.. - Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Hiram Monserrate, left, and his attorney, Joseph Tacopina, walk to the court room for closing arguments in Monserrate's assault trial in Queens Supreme Court. (Photo by David Pokress.)

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Joseph Tacopina, attorney for Sen. Hiram Monserrate, presents his closing argument in Monserrate's assault trial in Queens Supreme Court. (Oct. 13, 2009)

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Kew Gardens, N.Y.. - Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Hiram Monserrate, center, heads to the court room with his attorney, Joseph Tacopina, right, for closing arguments in Monserrate's assault trial in Queens Supreme Court. (woman on the left is unidentified and not involved in the Monserrate case.) Photo by David Pokress /Freelance NYDN Original Filename: Monserrate023.jpg

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State Sen. Hiram Monserrate leaves the courtroom at Queens Criminal Court. (Oct. 7, 2009)

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Hiram Monserrate, right, and his lawyer talk during a break in his assault trial in Queens. (Sept. 30, 2009)

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Kew Gardens, N.Y. - . Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Victim Karla Giraldo waits to testify at the Hiram Monserrate assault trial in Queens Supreme Court. Pool Photo by David Pokress / Freelance NYDN

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Kew Gardens, N.Y. - . Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Victim Karla Giraldo waits to testify at the Hiram Monserrate assault trial in Queens Supreme Court. Pool Photo by David Pokress / Freelance NYDN

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Kew Gardens - September 30, 2009: (C) Hiram Monserrate makes his way into Kew Gardens court for another day of hearings after being accused of slashing his girlfriend, Karla Giraldo on Dec 19, 2008.

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Kew Gardens - September 30, 2009: (C) Hiram Monserrate makes his way into Kew Gardens court for another day of hearings after being accused of slashing his girlfriend, Karla Giraldo on Dec 19, 2008.

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Sen. Hiram Monserrate, charged with assaulting his girlfriend with a broken bottle during an argument, appears in State Supreme Court in Kew Gardens, Queens. (September 24, 2009)

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Karla Giraldo, girlfriend of Sen. Hiram Monserrate, who was allegedly attacked by the Senator, talks to reporters outside Queens court after his arraignment. (March 27, 2009 )

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Emergency room doctor Dr. Dawne Kort was a witness today in the case of Sen. Hiram Monserrate in State Supreme Court in Kew Gardens. (September 24, 2009)

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Sen.Hiram Monserrate,charged with assaulting his girlfriend arriving at court. (September 14,2009)

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Sen. Hiram Monserrate walks with his attorney Joe Tacopina, left, and supporters outside Queens Criminal Court. (September 14, 2009)

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Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D- Queens), left, and Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. (D- Bronx), talk in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Albany.

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Hiram Monserrate, right, stands outside Queens Criminal Court. (September 14, 2009)

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Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D- Queens), stands for the Pledge of Allegiance in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Albany.

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Sen. Hiram Monserrate / Sen. Pedro Espada

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Sen. Hiram Monserrate, D-Queens.

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Sen. Hiram Monserrate speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (June 15, 2009)

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