State senator receives jail time in ex-wife's assault case
A state senator from Detroit has received jail time in connection with a shooting incident involving his ex-wife.
Virgil Smith was sentenced Monday to 10 months in jail as part of a plea to malicious destruction of property. He also received five years' probation.
Smith was accused of shooting Anistia Thomas' Mercedes-Benz.
Thomas has said she had resumed an intimate relationship with Smith but found him with a naked woman at his home last May.
Smith, a Democrat, agreed to resign from his post as part of the deal that also dismissed some charges.
But Circuit Judge Lawrence Talon did not accept the resignation Monday as a condition of the plea.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy says that if "all the conditions are not accepted" she will withdraw the plea offer.