WARREN -- A 36-year-old Champion man was sentenced today to six years behind bars for slicing his wife's leg with a pocket knife in an apparent attempt to make it appear as a suicide.
Christopher Dellick continued to maintain his innocence, insisting he was not a violent person.
"I'm a father and a son. I'm a disabled Marine," he said, trying to convince the judge to place him on probation.
A jury in June found Dellick guilty of felonious assault and not guilty of kidnapping his wife, Rebecca. He also was found not guilty of a lesser charge of abduction, not guilty of aggravated burglary and guilty of a lesser charge of trespassing into a habitation.
Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan gave Dellick the six years on the felonious assault and a concurrent 18 months on the trespass charge, despite assistant prosecutor Charles Morrow asking for more time to protect the victim in the case.
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