Korie Kellogg, the ex-wife of former Chicago Bull Eddy Curry, has been arrested for aggravated battery of a child, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Kellogg allegedly beat her and Curry’s 10-year-old son with a belt on April 4.
On Wednesday, Kellogg’s bail was modified to allow her to have supervised contact with her son, in response to an emergency motion by her attorney.
Administrators at the boy’s school noticed welts and bruises on the child’s face and body. They advised Kellogg to take the boy to a nearby hospital to be examined, and notified the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services about the boy’s condition.
Police arrested Kellogg at the hospital after observing the bruises and welts on the boy’s body. Kellogg is currently free on $25,000 bail, and is scheduled to be arraigned on April 25 for charges of aggravated battery of a child.
Under Illinois’ criminal code, aggravated battery of a child is defined as committing a battery that “causes bodily harm or disability or disfigurement to any child under the age of 13 years.” It is a Class 3 felony and carries a prison sentence of 2 to 5.
Kellogg’s attorney, Jeff Tomczak, referred to the incident as “strictly a case of proper parental discipline,” and has requested that Will County State’s Attorney review the incident and reconsider the criminal charges.
Curry, currently playing for the Miami Heat, has seen his share of troubles, The Huffington Post reports. In 2007, he and his family were robbed at gunpoint in their Burr Ridge home. Curry’s former girlfriend and mother of two of his children, Nova Henry, was murdered in her Chicago apartment along with the couple’s 9-month old daughter in 2009.
If Korie Kellogg is convicted of her charges, Eddy Curry will likely gain custody of the former couple’s 10-year-old son.
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