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Bainbridge man sentenced to three years in prison for plastic-wrap assault against wife

By RICHARD D. OXLEY
Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
December 10, 2012 · 12:33 PM
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The Bainbridge Island man who tried to suffocate his wife by smothering her in plastic wrap while she slept has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Kevin M. Hardee, 30, was initially charged with second-degree attempted murder. The charges were reduced to two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of unlawful imprisonment.

Hardee pleaded guilty Monday to the charges and was sentenced to 38 months in prison.

He will begin his sentence Friday, Dec. 14.

Bainbridge Island police were called to Hardee's apartment on June 15 after he attempted to suffocate his wife by wrapping her head with Saran Wrap while she was sleeping.

The woman woke up and was able to fight Hardee off, briefly, before he tried to choke her with his hands.

Hardee then suddenly broke off his attack and left the room. His wife locked the bedroom door and called 911, and police arrived to find Hardee sitting at his kitchen table of his Camelia Loop home.

At the time of his arrest, Hardee told police he was unhappy with his job, his wife and his life and just "snapped."

 

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