Houghton County woman dies at Marquette General Hospital following alleged assault

MARQUETTE – A 27-year-old Houghton County woman injured in an alleged domestic violence assault earlier this month has died at Marquette General Hospital.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday Senaz Nezami of Dollar Bay died Thursday at the hospital. The alleged domestic violence incident occurred Dec. 8.

Nezami’s husband, Nima Nassiri, 34, was arraigned recently in Houghton County District Court on an initial charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.

Police said the sheriff’s office will be submitting supplemental information to the county prosecutor’s office seeking additional charges. Nassiri remains lodged in the Houghton County Jail on a $5 million bond.

In a news release, deputies said Nassiri and Nezami had moved to Dollar Bay recently and Nezami was enrolled in classes for the winter term at Michigan Tech.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.