June 2nd, 2012 | By love not hate
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa credited the undefeated five-division champion with attending weekly domestic violence counseling sessions and with beginning to meet community-service requirements she imposed in December. The judge then watched as the silent Mayweather was handcuffed and taken away.
“He’ll be all right,” said Mayweather’s friend, rap star Curtis James Jackson III – better known as 50 Cent – after arriving with Mayweather and speaking afterward outside the courthouse in downtown Las Vegas. “It’s an uncomfortable situation for everyone.”
Mayweather pleaded guilty in December to reduced domestic battery charges in a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on Josie Harris, the mother of three of his children. The plea deal allowed him to avoid trial on felony charges that could have gotten Mayweather up to 34 years in prison if he was convicted.
Las Vegas police say that as a high-profile inmate, Mayweather probably will serve most of his time away from other prisoners in a small solo cell in the high-rise Clark County Detention Center.
Saragosa said when she sentenced Mayweather that she was particularly troubled that he threatened and hit Harris while their two sons, 10 and 8, watched. The older boy ran out a back door to get a security guard in the gated community.
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