Judge accepts former lawmaker's domestic violence plea

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. - A South Carolina judge says he'll accept a guilty plea from a state legislator who was charged with domestic violence in an attack on his wife, a felony that could put him in prison for a decade.

Chris Corley entered his plea to a charge of first-degree domestic violence during a court hearing Monday in Aiken.

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Deputy Attorney General Kinli Abee read through the facts of the case and played a 911 call. Heather Corley was slated to speak to the court.

The Republican lawmaker from Graniteville was accused of attacking his wife during an argument over his infidelity the day after Christmas. In a police report, authorities said the couple's young children were present when Corley attacked his wife, biting her nose bloody and pointing a gun at her.

© 2017 Associated Press


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