JOLIET, Ill., April 12 (UPI) -- A judge has ruled the ex-wife of Miami Heat basketball player Eddy Curry can have supervised contact with her son, who she allegedly beat with a belt.
Korie Kellogg, 30, of Mokena, Ill., is charged with aggravated battery for allegedly beating the boy with a belt, raising welts on his face and body, the Chicago Tribune reported. She was arrested April 4.
Cmdr. Dan Rankovich of the Mokena police said staff at the boy's school noticed the injuries, told his mother to take him to a hospital and reported the case to the state Department of Children and Family Services. Kellogg could be sentenced to two to five years in prison if she is convicted of aggravated battery to a pre-teen.
Jeff Tomczak, Kellogg's attorney, said anything she did was "proper parental discipline." He made an emergency motion Wednesday for supervised contact between mother and son.
Curry, who played with the Chicago Bulls from 2001 to 2005 and then with the New York Knicks, has had a complicated personal life. He has seven children, one with Kellogg, four with his current wife and two with an ex-girlfriend. Norah Henry, the ex-girlfriend, and her baby daughter were killed in early 2009, but their 3-year-old son was not harmed.