MADEIRA, Ohio - A jury trial has been scheduled for a Madeira man who allegedly beat his ex-girlfriend and held her captive more than a year ago.
On Tuesday, a judge set the trial for Paul Lam, who had previously pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges in January 2012. Lam allegedly put duct tape over his ex-girlfriend’s mouth and eyes and threatened to kill her.
Lam pleaded guilty to the charges with the understanding that there would be no jail time, because the victim said she did not want him to be incarcerated.
During Tuesday’s hearing, a judge threw out Lam’s guilty plea and set a trial date for April 16, 2013.
The victim is involved in an ongoing civil suit against Lam after he failed to give the victim payments he owed her.
During the altercation with his ex-girlfriend, Lam allegedly kicked her out of his car at Jewish Hospital's emergency room, which led her to need 48 staples in her head.
Authorities have not released any additional details at this time.
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