Dominic Carter, cable news personality and political talking head extraordinaire, has been convicted in the attempted assault of his wife, Marilyn Carter.

The move comes as a shock to fans of the longtime New York television staple, who has become the indelible voice of truth and reason as it pertains to local and state politics.

The decision stems from an incident that occurred nearly one year ago, after 52-year-old Marilyn told local authorities of her husband’s abusive ways, claiming that he hit her. Photos of Mrs. Carter, that highlighted a swollen lip, bruised legs, arms, and a cut ear, convinced court officials that she was indeed telling the truth. Strangely enough, she later recanted the entire ordeal after taking the witness stand.

Carter was officially charged with third-degree assault after it was maintained that Marilyn had not sustained “impairment of physical condition or substantial pain.”

The star of “Inside City Hall” is facing a maximum of three months in prison, a lightly sobering sentence that lawyers say he plans to appeal.

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