State senator receives jail time in ex-wife’s assault case

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DETROIT (AP) — A state senator from Detroit has received jail time in connection with a shooting incident involving his ex-wife.

Virgil Smith was sentenced Monday to 10 months in jail as part of a plea to malicious destruction of property. He also received five years’ probation.

Smith was accused of shooting Anistia Thomas’ Mercedes-Benz. Thomas has said she had resumed an intimate relationship with Smith but found him with a naked woman at his home last May.

Smith, a Democrat, agreed to resign from his post as part of the deal that also dismissed some charges.

But Circuit Judge Lawrence Talon did not accept the resignation Monday as a condition of the plea.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy says that if “all the conditions are not accepted” she will withdraw the plea offer.

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