A federal judge known for sentencing a former Alabama governor to prison in a corruption case was released from an Atlanta jail Monday after he was accused of hitting his wife when she accused him of infidelity.
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The report states that Kelli Fuller, 41, 'answered the door in tears' and had visible cuts on her mouth and forehead when police arrived. They later documented bruises on her legs. Kelli Fuller was treated at the hotel by paramedics but refused to be taken to a hospital.
Police say the judge was on the bed when they entered the room, which smelled of alcohol. There was broken glass and hair on the floor. Blood was discovered in the bathroom.
Kelli Fuller told police that her husband became violent after she accused him of having an affair with a law clerk in his Montgomery office. She said he pulled her hair, threw her to the ground and dragged her, kicked her and struck her several times in the face.
Mark Fuller told police that his wife became violent as she confronted him with allegations of cheating. The judge told police he was watching television when his wife threw a drink glass at him. He told officers that he grabbed her hair and threw her to the ground to defend himself.
Federal judge 'beat his wife and dragged her around by the hair after she accused him of having an affair'
U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, 55, has been charged with misdemeanor battery
He allegedly hit his wife after she accused him of infidelity
Kelli Fuller, 41, had visible cuts and bruises and was in tears when police arrived on the scene
She says he pulled her hair, threw her to the ground and dragged her, kicked her and struck her several times in the face
He says he was defending himself after she threw a glass at him
Mark Fuller is best known for sentencing a former Alabama governor to prison in a corruption case
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 13:35 EST, 11 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:28 EST, 12 August 2014