LA King pleads no con­test in abuse case

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

TOR­RANCE, Calif. - Los An­ge­les Kings de­fence­man Slava Voynov was sen­tenced to three months in jail Thurs­day af­ter plead­ing no con­test to beat­ing his wife af­ter an ar­gu­ment at a Hal­loween party last year. Voynov, 25, was also placed on pro­ba­tion for three years for mis­de­meanour cor­po­ral in­jury to a spouse. A felony do­mes­tic vi­o­lence charge that al­leged he caused great bod­ily in­jury was thrown out in ex­change for the plea. Voynov would not com­ment as he left Los An­ge­les County Su­pe­rior Court hold­ing his wife's hand. He must be­gin serv­ing his jail term by July 14. Author­i­ties said the Rus­sian Olympian struck and choked his wife in their Re­dondo Beach bed­room af­ter a fight that be­gan at a party at­tended by other Kings play­ers. He al­legedly pushed her into a TV that opened a cut over her eye re­quir­ing eight stitches. The case against Voynov be­came more dif­fi­cult for pros­e­cu­tors when his wife re­fused to tes­tify.


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