Judge delays accused batterer’s sentencing | TheUnion.com

Judge delays accused batterer’s sentencing

A judge today postponed the sentencing of accused domestic batterer Lawrence Farrell for the third time.

Citing the length and seriousness of the alleged victim’s statement, as well as a need to review Farrell’s entire criminal background, Judge John Darlington pushed the sentencing to March 18.

Farrell, 23, faced charges of false imprisonment and threatening a crime ” both felonies ” and misdemeanor battery. He was arrested on Aug. 6, after his wife, Nicole Farrell, told police that he had held her hostage in their apartment, and threatened to kill her.

He faced a maximum of three years and eight months in state prison and a minimum of probation and some jail time.

Nicole Farrell said that her husband had abused her for their entire three-year relationship. He began talking down to her and hitting her when they were still dating, she said.

The hitting turned into choking and smothering. He also handcuffed her into a chair, and eventually controlled when she could get out of bed, eat or go to the bathroom, she said.

For more details on this story, read Thursday’s The Union

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