A police report details an alleged altercation between suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov and his wife, with Voynov’s wife saying that he repeatedly kicked and choked her during an argument.
Voynov, who has been charged with felony domestic violence, is due in court on March 2 for the start of jury selection for his trial and faces a maximum sentence of nine years in prison if convicted.
According to a police report obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Voynov’s wife, Marta Varlamova, told authorities that the two got into an argument during a Halloween party on Oct. 19, at which point Voynov removed her costume glasses, stomped on them and later punched her in the left jaw.
When the couple got to their Redondo Beach, Calif., home, the argument continued, according to the report. Varlamova told police that Voynov choked her with both hands three times and kicked her five to six times while on the ground as she screamed for him to stop.
“Voynov pushed her to the ground approximately six to seven times with both hands, telling her that he wanted a divorce and to ‘Get out,’" the report said.
Varlamova sought treatment at a medical center in Torrance, Calif., where police noted in their report that she had swelling, a laceration above her left eye and “red marks and scratches” around her neck. She received eight stitches to close the cut and also got a tetanus shot.
“The marks appeared to be consistent with her statement regarding the physical altercation that occurred,” the report said.
The NHL suspended Voynov indefinitely on Oct. 20 after he was arrested, and the league fined the Kings $100,000 for violating the terms of Voynov's suspension on Dec. 2 after he was seen on the ice for practice.
- Scooby Axson