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Christy Martin’s Husband Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

by David P. Greisman

Jim Martin, the husband of famed female fighter Christy Martin, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for trying to kill her, according to Florida television station WKMG.

Martin, 68, was convicted in April on charges of attempted second-degree murder, attempted voluntary manslaughter with a firearm, and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, local radio station WBDO reported at the time.

Jim Martin was accused of stabbing Christy Martin three times and then shooting her in November 2010.

Christy Martin, 44, survived the attack, recovered and returned to the ring in June 2011, losing via sixth-round stoppage to Dakota Stone due to a fractured right hand, according to BoxRec.com. The defeat dropped her record to 49-6-3 with 31 knockouts.

She is scheduled to fight Mia St. John on Aug. 14, a rematch of their 2002 bout, which Martin won by decision. St. John, 45, last fought in 2010 and is 46-11-2 with 18 knockouts.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 06-27-2012

What kind of twisted, retarded mind thinks that Black people get treated better by the justice system than whites or even some other races???????? How can anyone have such a low IQ and still be able to breath??????? The odds…

Comment by mrjoeblive on 06-27-2012

[QUOTE=ModernTalking;12282865]This is some racist *****, I bet if he was black he would have gotten a slap in the wrist like Floyd. Because he's white he's doing 25.[/QUOTE] if he were black he wouldnt have had a trial he would…

Comment by Phil Ivey on 06-27-2012

[QUOTE=ModernTalking;12282865]This is some racist *****, I bet if he was black he would have gotten a slap in the wrist like Floyd. Because he's white he's doing 25.[/QUOTE] Oh yeah because the justice system has a history of treating blacks…

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-26-2012

a lsbian & a sr citizen...a better combo than she ever had...she married him cuz she was, & still is broke...good 4 her...

Comment by SONGOD on 06-26-2012

[QUOTE=tripper;12282849]See you when your 93 years old, if you make it that long scumbag![/QUOTE] He should be put to death

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