Kandi Burruss’ Ex Russell Spencer Charged With Assault, Cruelty To Children


As we previously reported, Kandi Burruss’ baby daddy Russell Spencer has been charged with family violence and cruelty to children, and a new report claims he was also charged with simple battery against his wife.

According to court papers obtained from the Gwinnett County Clerk of Court, Spencer was charged with two counts of simple battery on January 23, 2013 when he “did unlawfully intentionally cause physical harm to [the victim]” and “did unlawfully intentionally make physical contact of an insulting and provoking nature.”

The case was prosecuted as a felony because Spencer had a “prior family violence battery conviction.” The case was transferred to the Superior Court on March 13, 2013.

Back in 1996, he was charged with one count of battery and two counts of simple battery when he “did unlawfully intentionally cause substantial physical and visible bodily harm to [the victim] by grabbing her and throwing her onto a bed, causing red marks.”

He pled guilty to one count of battery and was not prosecuted for the two counts of simple battery. RadarOnline reports.

He was sentenced to confinement in the Gwinnett County Correctional Institute for 12 months. The entire sentence was served on probation. He was ordered to pay $312.50 in fines.

The terms of the probation include performing five days of community service and to not have violent contact with the victim.

Spencer was charged with two counts of family violence battery on March 6, 2005 when he “caused visible bodily harm” to his wife by striking her. He was also charged with four counts of cruelty to children when their four kids who were under the age of 18 witnessed the battery.

Spencer will appear on the upcoming season of RHOA. He is the father of Kandi’s daughter Riley.

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