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Christy Martin hires celebrity attorney

Updated: December 22, 2010, 5:40 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The husband of former women's boxing champion Christy Martin was denied bail Wednesday after a judge concluded he had started a bedroom fight that prosecutors say left his wife with stab wounds in her chest, a knife gash in her leg and bullet shrapnel lodged in her back.

Circuit Judge Thomas Mihok ordered James Martin to remain in jail until his trial on attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery charges in May. He has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense.

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