A doctor in Memphis charged with severely beating his wife changed his ‘not guilty’ plea to ‘guilty’ last week in superior court. As a result, he was sentenced to 24 years in state prison for Attempted Murder.
According to investigators, Wesley Parris, age 43, assaulted his wife Mollie in their home 3 years ago, beating her with a wooden sword; a tennis racket, and strangling her with a belt.
Tennessee State Prosecutor Karen Cook told the court that the attack occurred when Mollie Parris told her husband in September, 2010, that she was planning to divorce him.
According to Mollie’s testimony, Parris began the assault by saying, “If I’m going to die today, you’re going to die today, too.”
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