Assaulted boxer's husband denied bond

Dec. 5, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The husband of injured boxer Christy Martin has been denied bond in Florida while awaiting further proceedings on attempted murder charges, jail records showed.

An Orange County judge denied bond Saturday to James Martin, who had recovered from apparently self-inflicted stab wounds enough to be moved from an Orlando hospital to the Orange County Jail, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

He faces attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault charges in the Nov. 23 attack of his wife, hailed in the 1980s as the first breakthrough female boxer in the United States. She once fought on the undercard of a Mike Tyson bout and was promoted by Don King.

Police allege Christy Martin was shot and stabbed during a quarrel with her husband -- also her longtime trainer -- at their home in Apopka. She made her way outside where she flagged down a passerby and later told investigators her husband had attacked her.

He was found hiding in a nearby shed with self-inflicted stab wounds.

The Sentinel said records released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department said the fight began when Christy Martin announced to her husband she was leaving him for a woman.

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