11/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hiram Monserrate Rejects Plea Deal In Assault Case

State Sen. Hiram Monserrate has refused to cop a plea to charges of slashing his girlfriend with a broken glass - and will take his chances in court Monday.

Sources close to the case say Monserrate rejected an offer from Queens prosecutors to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of reckless assault.

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