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May 13, 2015

TV Reporter Pleads to Domestic Violence Charge

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 6:12 am

A television reporter pleaded no contest today to beating his wife during an argument in December of last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Frederick Mesropi said Carlos Zapata, 51, of Sherman Oaks entered the plea to one felony count of willfully inflicting corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon his spouse in case LA079898.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Kellogg of the Van Nuys Branch immediately sentenced Zapata to five years formal probation and one year of domestic violence counseling.

The defendant threw a flower pot at his wife’s head causing serious injuries during an argument on Dec. 3, the prosecutor said. Zapata was a local reporter for MundoFox 22.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys Station.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / case LA079898 / May 12, 2015

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