Man sentenced to prison for third-offense domestic violence

June 12, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor

LUDINGTON — A 36-year-old man was sentenced to 14 months to 10 years in prison for a conviction of third-offense domestic violence in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 11.


Malcolm Andrew King pleaded guilty to the charge and third-offense habitual offender, April 30. King committed the assault Oct. 4, 2022 in the City of Ludington, according to court records.

King, who had been out on bond, was remanded to the custody of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office to await transport to prison.

Mason County Prosecuting Attorney Beth Hand read a written statement by the female victim. The victim wrote that King made “constant accusations of infidelity while you were running around with other girls. You thought I was never going to leave. Nobody should live in fear because they want to break up. You were relentless from the beginning.”

The victim described that King yelled that he was going to kill her while he strangled her. 

Prosecutor Hand said King was on probation for second-offense domestic violence at the time he committed the assault.

Defense attorney Vincent Green described his client as a man who works a full time job and takes care of two children. “He said he’s reached his bottom, and this is it for him.” said Green. “He does have a job waiting for him when he gets out. He realizes he is going to be sitting down for a while.”

Judge Susan K. Sniegowski noted that the sentencing guidelines in the case are 12-36 months. Judge Sniewgowski said King has four prior felonies and nine misdemeanor convictions. “This is a negotiated agreement, and it is fair and reasonable,” said the judge.

King received credit for two days served in jail.


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