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South Carolina lawmaker accused of beating his wife resigns

5 months 2 days 2 hours ago January 25, 2017 Jan 25, 2017 Wednesday, January 25 2017 January 25, 2017 7:35 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
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COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina state lawmaker accused of beating his wife bloody has resigned rather than be expelled from the Statehouse.

But State Rep. Chris Corley still faces a felony aggravated domestic violence charge that could put him in prison for up to 20 years.

House Speaker Jay Lucas read Corley's one-sentence resignation letter to his colleagues yesterday, just as Lucas was preparing to introduce legislation forcing Corley from his House seat.

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