Police: Voynov punched, kicked and choked wife

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Slava Voynov’s preliminary hearing on charges of domestic violence began Monday, featuring graphic testimony from a Redondo Beach police officer.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the officer testified that Voynov’s wife said she was struck in the face, pushed to the ground and kicked repeatedly.

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The officer also testified that Voynov’s wife had “bruising, red marks, scratches” on her neck, and was given eight stitches to close a three centimeter cut above her right eye.

Here’s what the defense — which features Pamela Mackey, the lawyer that represented Kobe Bryant during his sexual assault case — has unveiled during cross-examination of the officer thus far, per the OC Register:

The Times also reports that two interviews were conducted with Voynov’s wife the night of the incident, both of which were recorded:

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