James Fortune Pleads Guilty to Assault on His WifeMarch 9, 2016
G98.7FM Entertainment NewsPopular gospel singer James Fortune pleaded guilty in a Texas court yesterday for assaulting his wife back in 2014. According to investigators, in October 2014, the Grammy-nominated singer hit his wife with a wooden vanity stool, kicked her and threw her against a wall one night inside their Stafford home. Cheryl Fortune was admitted to the emergency room at St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital with apparent broken bones, minor injury, and possible internal injuries, says the Police report. "I hope in all of this you get help. Serious help." says Cheryl's impact statement, read by a prosecutor in court. "Although this probation might be like a slap on the wrist, I hope you look at it as a moment to better yourself and change something within you for your future." Fort Bend District Judge Maggie Jaramillo sentenced Fortune to five years of probation along with five days in jail, 175 hours of community service and is required to attend a "batterer's intervention" program. If he violates probation in the next five years, he could face up to ten years in prison.
Fortune had no comment after accepting the plea deal.
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