Report details domestic violence charges against Kings' Voynov

BY foxsports • February 5, 2015

The details of Slava Voynov's arrest that resulted in a felony domestic violence charge in October paint a potentially frightening picture of the Los Angeles Kings defenseman.

According to the police report, which was obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Voynov allegedly told his wife that "he wanted a divorce" and "there would be no more money." He also repeatedly kicked her, according to Marta Varlamova, Voynov's wife.

Varlamova told police the dispute began at a Halloween party and that Voynov punched her in the jaw outside of that party. Once the couple returned home, Voynov allegedly choked her several times and kicked her while she was on the floor, according to the report. Varlamova told police she suffered a cut above her left eye after Voynov pushed her into a television that was mounted on the wall.

Despite all of that, however, the Los Angeles Times reports that attorneys for Voynov and Varlamova have since maintained the alleged incident was an accident. And Voynov's attorneys say that Varlamova's account of the night was misinterpreted by police because she speaks Russian and doesn't understand English.

Voynov has pleaded not guilty to the charge and faces a March 2 trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was suspended indefinitely by the Kings after the incident.



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