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article image14 year term given to man who beat wife

By Brandigal (Donna)     Feb 8, 2007 in Crime
A man was sentenced 14 years in prison and ordered to stay away from his estranged wife and their two daughters for the next 22 years because of what a judge described as Collins' "secret reign of terror" on them.
Vincent Collins Jr was sentenced to the maximum prison term by the courts. He was charged with felony assault, menacing, weapons, child endangerment and witness tampering counts for beating his wife infront of their two daughters (now 1 and 2) over a two year period. Jessica Collins had broken ribs, finger and bruises over most of her body from the most recent assault January 5th 2006. He was jailed since his arrest two days after the attack. He told the courts his wife deserves better and he would like a chance to start their marriage anew.
The judge sentenced him to 14 years and said he will serve at least 7 of those years and ordered him to stay away from his wife and two daughters for the next 22 years.
Beats her for 2 years and now wants to start anew when facing prison. Such a big man. Men like this are cowards. Lets see how tough he is in prison. She was very brave to come forward. A lot of women do not.
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