Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Voynov Facing Felony Charges after Gruesome Details of Domestic Abuse Emerge

Suspended L.A. Kings defenseman Slava Voynov will stand trial for a felony domestic violence charge, the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled on Monday. Redondo Beach police officer Gregory Wiist testified that Voynov's wife, Marta Varlamova, was bleeding and out of sorts when he he interviewed her on October 20th. Reportedly, she told the officer that Voynov had hit her that evening at a halloween party, and then the incident continued when they returned home.

According to the L.A. Times, Wiist said that when he toured the bedroom later that night, he saw blood "everywhere" including covering a comforter, around the bed, in a trail leading to the bathroom and in the shape of a bloody handprint on the floor. Nathan Fenno, Los Angeles Times sports enterprise reporter, was on the scene for Monday's hearing, and here are his tweets:

Voynov will be arraigned on Dec. 29th. He could face up to nine years in prison if found guilty.