Former SC Rep. pleads guilty in domestic violence case

Published: Aug. 7, 2017 at 8:09 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 7, 2017 at 8:01 PM EDT
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AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Former South Carolina House Representative Chris Corley, who is accused of beating his wife bloody, entered a guilty plea Monday.

According to the State Attorney General's Office, Corley pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree criminal domestic violence Monday afternoon.

As a result, Corley received 6 years suspended to 5 years probation with anger management courses and continued counseling and treatment.

Corley was originally charged with aggravated domestic violence for the attack on his wife, which included a sentence up to 20 years. With the lesser charge, Corley faces anywhere from probation to 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Corley attacked his wife the day after Christmas, threatening to kill her, beating her, biting her nose, pointing a gun at her and taking her cellphone so she couldn't call the police.

She made a 911 call on her Apple watch.

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Corley resigned his house seat in January. Because of the charges, he had been suspended by the House before his resignation.

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