New York Reporter Guilty of Attempted Assault

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Associated Press

Cable television newsman Dominic Carter, an influential reporter on New York politics, was convicted Friday of an attempted assault on his wife.

The Rockland County district attorney’s office issued a one-sentence statement Friday saying Carter, 46, was found guilty of third-degree attempted assault.

The maximum sentence is three months in jail.

Carter, who was political anchor on NY1 until the station learned of the accusation, had been accused of the more serious charge of third-degree assault. His wife, Marilyn Carter, called 911 last year from their home in Pomona and claimed he hit her. Photos presented at trial showed the 52-year-old woman’s swollen lip, cut ear and bruised arm and leg.

However, she recanted her allegation on the witness stand during Carter’s Oct. 29 trial in Suffern, N.Y. More…