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Court rules on appeal from Warren man convicted of beating pregnant girlfriend

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Judges have ruled on the appeal of a Warren man who claims a judge coerced him into pleading guilty to charges stemming from an attack on his pregnant girlfriend.

The Eleventh District Court of Appeals has denied the appeal filed by 34-year-old, Marques Shannon, who is serving a three-year prison term after being convicted of felonious assault, domestic violence, and resisting arrest.

The victim told police in October 2015 that Shannon beat her with a metal broom handle as she was holding her newborn child. Police used a taser on Shannon when he was arrested.

The woman suffered injuries to her face, head, and back.

Court records show Shannon has a history of domestic violence.

In his appeal, Shannon argued that he was forced into pleading guilty because the judge said he could face fourteen years in prison if he went to trial and was found guilty.

As part of the plea bargain, Shannon was sentenced to three years behind bars.

The appellate court ruled that Judge Andrew Logan made it clear to Shannon the terms of the plea bargain when he was sentenced and called the appeal “frivolous”.

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