Marvin Kirk (Source: Madison County Detention Center)
MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
A Madison County man will serve 20 years for aggravated domestic violence after a jury found him guilty.
Madison and Rankin Counties' District Attorney Michael Guest announced Thursday that Marvin Kirk was found guilty during an August 28, 2013 trial.
Details of the press release revealed the Madison County Sheriff's Department was called by Kirk's wife on January 26, 2013. The victim told police her husband had assaulted her and choked her to the point where she lost consciousness.
D.A. Guest said, "Domestic violence is one of the darkest crimes that we prosecute. Each year thousands of people suffer in silence, but the victim in the case had the courage to contact law enforcement that ultimately ended this cycle of abuse."
According to the press release, the victim took her two-year-old child and fled to a neighbor's house to call authorities.
At the scene authorities noticed marks on the victim's neck, where she'd been strangled, a bruise on her face, a cut on her left hand and a cigarette burn. She told officers the injuries were all caused by her husband beating her.
Kirk admitted to fighting with his wife, but denied striking her or causing her injuries.
Kirk was sentenced as a habitual offender. He had been previously convicted in Yazoo County of grand larceny and burglary of a dwelling.
Kirk will serve his sentence day-for-day without the possibility of probation , parole or early release.
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