A while ago, I wrote about a woman who was concerned that her upcoming wedding might be disrupted by a legal requirement she keep at least 100 yards away from her husband-to-be after being charged with assaulting him. Well, the story has a sort-of happy ending now.
Yesterday, saying she wanted to get the matter over with, she pleaded no contest to the charge. The court gave her a $1,000 fine, a 30-day jail sentence, then suspended both and sent her on her way.
The wedding is back on, but now she has a criminal record and has to undergo domestic violence counseling. Her fiance’ says she would have gone to trial if it weren’t for the scheduled wedding, and he’s convinced she would have been acquitted. He said that he certainly didn’t feel like a victim, didn’t have a scratch on him, and is glad the whole thing is over.