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Lawmaker wants probation for domestic violence to end early

May 23, 2019

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina lawmaker sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to domestic violence against his wife wants to end his probation early.

Chris Corley was in court Wednesday with his wife, asking for his probation to end after a year and a half.

Prosecutors say Corley attacked his wife the day after Christmas in 2016, beating her, biting her nose, pointing a gun at her and taking her cellphone.

The Aiken Standard reports that Corley’s lawyer Lir Derieg said Wednesday that Corley can’t get his law license back until his probation ends, which greatly hurts his ability to make a living.

Derieg says Corley completed the anger management counseling and community service required.

The judge asked for documentation and a report on Corley’s current mental state.

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Information from: Aiken Standard, http://www.aikenstandard.com

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