FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Two co-workers of a Fargo surgeon accused of drugging and sexually assaulting his wife say he was a conscientious and compassionate doctor who kept current on new surgical procedures and equipment.
Doctor Jon Norberg is being tried on charges of gross sexual imposition and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors say he took dangerous risks by injecting Doctor Alonna Norberg with the powerful anesthetic propofol.
A surgical assistant and registered nurse who worked with Jon Norberg testified Thursday afternoon for the defense. They say Norberg managed the administration of sedatives, but did not perform the injections himself.
Jon Norberg says he gave Alonna Norberg propofol to help manage her chronic pain. Prosecutors say he gave her the drug to have sex with her against her will.
The prosecution rested its case Thursday morning.