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Kids scream 'just stop daddy' in 911 call from lawmaker's home

December 31, 2016
by AP
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(Photo: Aiken County Detention Center via AP) AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Children can be heard screaming "just stop daddy" on a 911 call made from the home of a South Carolina legislator accused of beating his wife and pointing a gun at her, local media reported Friday. Republican Rep. Chris Corley, of Graniteville, is charged with first-degree criminal domestic violence and pointing a firearm at a person. If convicted, the felonies could send him to prison for up to 15 years. Corley's wife told deputies he stopped hitting her late Monday only after noticing she was bleeding and hearing the screams of two of their three children, ages 2 and 8. Corley said his wife tried to punch him after accusing him of cheating, and the police report noted a scratch on his forehead. It's unclear if Corley, an attorney, has hired a lawyer. He has not returned voicemails from The Associated Press. In the first 911 call to Aiken city police, no one talks to the operator but "please stop" can be heard repeatedly. "Just stop daddy. Just stop. ... Daddy, why are you doing this?" Corley's wife of 12 years can also be heard in...

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