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Slava Voynov's wife opts for counseling to avoid contempt charge
Slava Voynov's wife opts for counseling to avoid contempt charge

Marta Varlamova, wife of Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, opted Monday for domestic violence counseling, avoiding a charge of criminal contempt. Voynov, who is suspended by the NHL indefinitely, with pay, is scheduled to go on trial July 6 on a felony domestic violence charge, stemming from allegations he assaulted Varlamova during an incident at their home in October. Varlamova, appearing at a hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court in Torrance, declined to testify regarding motions being made in advance of the trial. After conferring with her attorney, Michael Walsh, Varlamova said she would accept an offer from the NHL Players' Assn. to undergo domestic violence counseling to...

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