Carbondale, IL man found guilty of domestic battery
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A Carbondale, Illinois man was found guilty of domestic battery on June 19.
Michael Oliver, 36, was found guilty after a jury trial.
According to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr, the evidence presented at trial showed that a Carbondale police officers was dispatched to a Carbondale hospital due to a report of the victim of a domestic battery needing medical care.
The police officer testified that after meeting the victim, he immediately saw severe swelling and bruising on her face, chest and arms. The victim testified that Oliver slapped her, punched her and beat her with a belt the previous afternoon.
Once she was dropped off at the hospital on Nov. 15, the victim immediately asked that the hospital call police so the beating could be reported.
The victim testified that she had more injuries that were not immediately visible to the responding officer.
Oliver was arrested shortly after the officer talked to the victim and he remained in jail awaiting trial.
After the jury returned its verdict, the judge revoked Oliver's bond and he will remain in the Jackson County Jail to await sentencing, which has been set for Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Due to his prior criminal record, Carr says Oliver is eligible for an extended term of up to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The investigation was conducted by the Carbondale Police Department. Assistant State's Attorney Penny J. Pierson was responsible for the prosecution of this case.
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