Ludwig pleads guilty in domestic violence case

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 3:01 PM

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina man who avoided prison in a 2009 car crash that killed a Greenville homeowner has pleaded guilty to a criminal domestic violence charge. 

A judge on Monday sentenced 40-year-old John Ludwig to the time he already had served.  

Ludwig pleaded guilty in 2009 to reckless homicide. Authorities said the once-wealthy businessman's Maserati hurtled through a field at speeds of at least 85 mph, launched off an embankment and plowed into the back of 62-year-old Frederic Bardsley's home, killing him.  

Sentenced to probation in that case, Ludwig was arrested again in 2011 and charged with hitting his wife during a fight. Last year, a judge revoked the probationary sentence and sent Ludwig to prison for three years. 

Ludwig is eligible for parole in March.

 

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