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Police testimony describes graphic, disturbing details of Slava Voynov assault

According to police testimony, Kings defenseman Slava Voynov kicked, choked and punched his wife during an altercation in late October. The details are disturbing.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is in a Southern California court room Monday, where prosecutors presented the domestic assault case against him during a preliminary hearing.

It's alleged that Voynov assaulted his wife, Marta Varlamova, during an altercation in October, after which he was suspended indefinitely by the NHL. Charges were later filed against him, and the details coming from the court room Monday are disgusting and disturbing.

Here's the testimony from the Redondo Beach police officer who responded to the case that evening, as relayed by Los Angeles Times reporter Nathan Fenno:

Voynov's defense has previously stated that the whole incident was "a pure accident" and that "Mr. Voynov never hit the woman," which is obviously the total opposite of what the police have testified on Monday.

Varlamova continues to live with Voynov, has declined a protective order against him, and told the district attorney that she didn't wish to see charges pressed against her husband for the incident. Voynov pleaded not guilty on Dec. 1 to one felony count of "corporal injury to spouse with great bodily injury."

On Dec. 2, the Kings broke the NHL's suspension by allowing Voynov to practice with the team. They were subsequently fined $100,000 by the league.