Ex-NY newsman gets jail in assault attempt

January 14, 2010 2:02:10 PM PST
Former New York City TV newsman Dominic Carter has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for the attempted assault of his wife. Carter -- who was led away in handcuffs Thursday on the verge of tears -- was also ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment and stay away from his wife for as many as two years.

Ramapo Town Justice Arnold Etelson recited a litany of domestic violence police calls involving the couple that went back 13 years.

Carter told his 21-year-old daughter as he left court: "It's on you, Courtney, to be a big girl."

Defense attorney Marvin Gotkin called the two-year order of protection "almost medieval."

Carter's wife, Marilyn, declined to comment.


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