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Felony Charge Filed Against Slava Voynov

 

added 4:47pm, DA press release is below...

LA Kings Defenseman Charged in Domestic Violence Case

A Los Angeles Kings defenseman was charged today in connection with an alleged attack on his wife, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Viatcheslav Leonidovich “Slava” Voynov (dob 1/16/90) faces one felony count of corporal injury to spouse with great bodily injury in case YA091588.

Arraignment is scheduled at 8:30 am on Dec. 1 in Department 4 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Torrance Branch.

During an argument at their Redondo Beach home on Oct. 19, Voynov caused his wife to suffer injuries to her eyebrow, cheek and neck, prosecutors said. The injuries were serious and required medical attention at a local hospital where the defendant was arrested, prosecutors added.

If convicted as charged, Voynov faces a possible maximum sentence of nine years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Redondo Beach Police Department.

thanks to Rich Hammond tweet for the pointer

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alwaysaurie's avatar

Has anything specific about her injuries been reported?

Not to be morbid, but earlier I only heard the vaguest of descriptions(i.e., “taken to the hospital”) & now I hear, “great bodily injury,” but hasn’t there been a public report yet?

Posted by alwaysaurie on 11/20/14 at 04:43 PM ET

Paul's avatar

via Lisa Dillman tweets,

Statement from Voynov attorney: “Mr. Voynov is extremely disappointed that the district attorney’s office elected to file charges.”

“Mr. Voynov maintains his innocence and looks forward to clearing his name in court. We remain confident.”

 

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/20/14 at 04:54 PM ET

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Posted by alwaysaurie on 11/20/14 at 04:43 PM ET

California’s definition of great bodily injury:

http://www.shouselaw.com/gbi.html

Posted by Garth on 11/20/14 at 04:57 PM ET

alwaysaurie's avatar

Thanks for adding the specifics on the injuries as they became available to you, Paul.

I’ve gotta say that those don’t sound like injuries from falling down(as a lawyer for Voynov has said).

Posted by alwaysaurie on 11/20/14 at 04:59 PM ET

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NEW YORK (Nov. 20, 2014)—Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner of the National Hockey League, today released the following statement regarding the charge filed against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov:

“We are aware of the actions taken today in California, which we will review and evaluate before making any decisions. Until further notice, the current terms of Mr. Voynov’s suspension remain in place.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/20/14 at 05:13 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Statement from the LA Kings,

We maintain our support of the NHL’s indefinite suspension of Slava Voynov.  As an organization we will continue to closely monitor the developments of the legal proceedings and work in partnership with the NHL to determine the proper course of action in the future.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/20/14 at 05:28 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

California’s definition of great bodily injury:

http://www.shouselaw.com/gbi.html

Posted by Garth on 11/20/14 at 04:57 PM ET

Yeah for all intents and purposes, severe bruising and / or cuts will lead to enhancements being added. If convicted, one typically serves at least 85%, as opposed to 60%, of the term. But of course this is early in the process and I imagine he’ll be testing the waters on fighting this…and then will plead down if things look grim.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 11/20/14 at 07:36 PM ET

TKShreve's avatar

OK - You may NOW drop him from your teams.

Posted by TKShreve from East Uptown on 11/21/14 at 11:15 AM ET

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