Former cable TV newsman Dominic Carter was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail for an attempted assault on his wife and was ordered to stay away from her for up to two years.
An angry suburban judge called Carter ‘a classic case of a domestic violence abuser’ and ordered him to undergo psychiatric treatment for violent tendencies. He also imposed 52 weeks of domestic violence classes and told Carter’s wife, Marilyn, ‘Mrs. Carter, your life is at stake.’
Carter, who was an influential reporter at New York City’s NY1 until the domestic violence charge was made public, was led away in handcuffs and appeared to be on the verge of tears.
As he headed for the Rockland County jail, Carter told his 21-year-old daughter, ‘It’s on you, Courtney, to be a big girl.’