Police report: Slava Voynov alleged to have punched, choked, kicked wife in domestic dispute

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A police report detailing the arrest of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been released in advance of his trial for a felony domestic violence charge.

The report, obtained by the Los Angeles Times through a public records request, details the events that are said to have taken place on Oct. 20 when Voynov allegedly punched, choked and kicked his wife, Marta Varlamova.

From the Times:

Voynov’s wife told police the couple started arguing during a Halloween party. Voynov removed her costume glasses and stomped on them, then, outside the venue, he punched her in the left jaw, according to the report.

The dispute continued in the bedroom of the couple’s Redondo Beach home, Varlamova told police. Voynov, she said, choked her neck with both hands three times.

"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 told police that Voynov then kicked her five to six times while on the ground. She said she screamed for him to stop.

When she rose, the report said, Voynov pushed her into the corner of a flat-screen television mounted on the wall, opening a gash above Varlamova’s left eye. Varlamova said the couple’s bedroom was “covered in her blood.”

"Voynov 'got scared' and the attack stopped," the report said.

The medical center where Voynov's wife received treatment noted she had bruises, swelling and a 1.2-inch laceration above her left eye that required eight stitches, as well as marks around her neck.

"The marks appeared to be consistent with her statement regarding the physical altercation that occurred," the police report said.

Attorneys for both sides maintain the incident was an accident, and Voynov has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

A trial date has been set for March 2 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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