WHEATON, Minn. - A 42-year-old man from west central Minnesota has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for repeatedly assaulting his girlfriend.
Dani Sagissor shared the story with KARE 11 a few weeks ago of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her boyfriend Brian Andvik in an effort to help other women.
Andvik was convicted of felony domestic assault for bodyslamming, punching and choking Sagissor. Now, he'll spend the next decade behind bars but for Sagissor, that's not sufficient.
"It was not enough. But he was fairly sentenced according to the law,” she said via phone on Thursday.
Andvik will be 50 when he gets out and based on what happened during the sentencing, Sagissor fears he'll come after her when he's released.
During the hearing, Sagissor said Andvik turned around and glared at her. She said even in that setting, she was afraid he was going to attack her in the courtroom.
At one point, the judge even admonished him but he claimed he was looking at his father. The judge told him that was a lie, and that he was looking directly at Dani.
Andvik still has a pending case for violating a protection order, by trying to talk to Sagissor during his trial.
Previously, a jury in Traverse County ruled him a repeat offender and danger to public safety.
"I don't want my daughter to ever go through this. Ever. Or her friends. Or my friends' friends. My nieces. Anybody," Sagissor told KARE 11 in May.
Andvik’s sentence is longer because he was also found guilty of having a gun illegally.